2.5xBB open raise?
I have recently started to raise only 2.5xBB if I am first in the pot (or for the mathematically challenged (including me) 5xSB). I don't remember where I read this but in general the idea is that if I do this all the time it will be harder to put me on a hand.
1) It's not the awful min-raise that just screams for the BB to call with good pot odds
2) It is kind of an "I want to get re-raised, so just try it" move that might confuse opponents to think I have a monster and don't want to scare everyone away.
3) It allows me to get away from tough situations with less of a loss.
Has anyone tried this strategy? Does it work for you? If you saw someone do this, what would you think?