You want to 3 bet preflop to do one of 2 things, being
- You have the best hand so u want to build up a pot.
- You probably have the best hand and u want to thin down the field.
Position will always play a part. For example, 99 UTG is probably not a raising hand. If, however, you are folded around to and you are first to act, it probably is a raising hand.
All I would say is, however, I find if you play in ring games a lot of ppl will call your raise as it is only one bet at a time.
An any position raise hand pre flop I would guess is AA, KK, QQ, JJ, AK, AQ.
Remember, however, that the hand will change dramatically on the flop. So u raise strong with QQ, get 2 callers and the flop is AK8 u must tread carefully. That is where position becomes more important in Limit.