$2,500+$200 Championship NLH
Level 3: Blinds 200/300/300 BB Ante
Darren Elias, 2014 BPO Championship winner, has arrived and joined the field. He landed in the seat to the right of Almighty Stack final tableist Nick Platis.
When asked about the Big Blind Ante, which is in play for this first time today in a Borgata Championship event, they both agreed it’s a thumbs-up. “It’s great. It really speeds up the game… makes it easier for the dealers” said Darren. Nick agreed, adding that at some point late in the event, such as at the final table when getting short-handed, it should revert to individual antes.
“[The BB Ante] affects the play too much when short-handed,” Nick explained. The player in the big blind has too much invested and can have their entire stack or most of it in and be pot-committed without voluntarily putting any chips in.
At least for today, the Big Blind Ante is a big hit!