Originally Posted by MicroRoller
Maybe the poker police can answer this question for me?
When they describe the format they say something like "The blinds are $200/$400 with a $100 ante all of which are paid by the button"
What does that mean? Every round bb posts $400, sb posts $200 and button posts $100?
Or is it just a normal ante game where sb/bb is $200/$400 and all players post a $100 ante?
The 'all paid by the button' part makes it sound like the button posts the antes for all the players.
I'm really shooting in the dark here, but if they say that, they probably mean it. It's called a button ante, the player on the button pays the ante for the entire table and puts it dead in the middle. This is so everyone don't have to throw out a $100 every damn hand, instead they pay a full round every button.
edit: And I guess kevmath got to this eight minutes before I did. Fail.