re: Poker & Micro preflop betting....
A preflop strategy that I currently default to when all players at the table are unknowns is this: min raise the button, 2.5x the cutoff, 3x the hijack, 4x UTG, 3x small blind open, and I add 1 bb per limper in the pot if i don't want to over-limp. The reason to raise less from late position is that my range is wider, say 33% or so, while from UTG my range is about 7% so naturally a larger raise is in order. Also, with more players to act behind me I want to discourage a large amount of callers with most hands. If, like I said before, there are lots of fish who make every pot a 3 or 4 player pot, then I up the raise size when I want to play a heads up pot instead.