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inb4 someone lists about 15 threads and calls me a donk heh
I have 10/8
Yeah I would consider the BB ante as a BB, so you only had 2.4 BB when you shoved.
But in this type of tourney you need to start being aggressive and shoving a lot sooner than in regular tourneys as you have to pay a BB every hand! Sounds like you waited too long and got blinded out.
In tournaments it might be best to think of your stack in terms of M instead of in terms of bb. M = your stack divided by (small blind + big blind + the cost of antes for an entire orbit). With this formula you have a consistent way of judging the health of your stack regardless of the presence of antes and how the antes are being paid.
With a 24k stack and sb/bb/antes = 2k/5k/5k you have an M of 2. You should be looking for a hand to shove all in with when your M is about 6 or so.
Unless you are ACR(Americas cardroom does not use the antes in their big blind toggle feature), you need to include the antes in the BB calculation, just add 2/3 of the antes to the BB to calculate how many big blinds you have left.