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An ante is a set compulsory amount of chips played by all players at a table before each hand. They are usually only enforced towards the end of poker tournaments.

e.g "The blinds have gone up to 5,000 and 10,000 with an ante of 500."
"I was trying to hold on until I got a solid hand, but the antes killed me!"
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