Players can calculate their cost per round by simply adding up their blind commitments. So the cost per round, and its proportional relationship to your stack size, has a profound effect on your incentive to take risk. Typically, in the early rounds of these tournaments, antes are not used. Your email address will not be published. All players must now pay the two installments, plus an additional ante on every hand. First, your stack is being eroded faster, leaving you less time to find a dominant spot.