I’m just curious what others think about this: The purpose of “blinds” is to incentivize people to play, and not just wait for big hands. And the purpose of “antes” is to incentivize people NOT in the blinds to play, right? So what is the point of “big blind antes”? Yeah, it speeds up the game vs normal antes, but since the Big blind is already “incentivized” by paying the Big Blind, what is the point of having him pay the ante, too? All it does is make a more aggressive blind structure. If you want to speed up the game, don’t have antes AT ALL.