Skipping the BB on Ignition Zone

cxy123cxy123 Red Chipper Posts: 81 ✭✭
I just started playing zone on ignition on mobile. When you first sit you are BB and then it seems seating is random after that. There is an option to sit out next BB. If you click that on your next BB you are given the option of "I am back" or "leave". If I click "I am back" I am seemingly randomly seated at the next table. And I click I am back almost immediately, I don't pause or wait any period of time. Didn't I just skip my BB? Or at least get a 5/6th discount of the BB assuming I am randomly reseated. Why shouldn't I click this option all the time and then just click I am back? It wastes very little time and I doubt would materially slow down the number of hands I am playing.

I know zone and its variants have been around for a while so I am wondering if I am just missing something. I have limited online play and I am strictly a rec player.


  • blindraiseblindraise Red Chipper Posts: 315 ✭✭
    I always wondered how the seating works in zone myself. Ive been sat in the BB 5+ times in a row, and ive been sat on the button 5+ times in a row as well. Im guessing its purely random, whether u sit out or not
  • KeyserS023KeyserS023 Red Chipper Posts: 30 ✭✭
    It is non-random. From

    How do the blinds work when playing Zone Poker?
    Since players change tables and sit with new players every hand, assigning the big blind works a little differently. The big blind is assigned based on the following order of priority:

    • A player that has yet to pay the big blind (either a new player playing their first hand or a player that has played more than one hand but have not paid the big blind).

    • A player that has gone the longest amount of time without paying the big blind (in terms of number of hands played).

    If there is more than one player who fall under one of these categories, the big blind will be assigned randomly among those players.
  • cxy123cxy123 Red Chipper Posts: 81 ✭✭
    Thanks. That makes sense.

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