Originally Posted by youregoodmate
I like around 2.4 - 2.5 but I dont think 3x is too bad. Raises usually get respected the same deep in MTT's whether the raise is 2.2 or 3x
I dont think you should raise more from one position than another, the mian reason being a lot of people raise more when they are out of position which in a tournament is not advised. The idea is to keep pots small so that you rarely risk your stack.
As for your hand, why inflate the pot when you will likely be playing oop with a hand that will be tough to barrel/call with unimproved if overcards come. 2.5 may not seem like much less but think of it this way.
Say each street the bet is 75% of the pot.
Hero raises to 3BB gets one call. 7.5BB flop pot, 18.8BB turn pot, 46.9BB river pot, 117.2BB showdown pot.
Hero raises to 2.5BB gets one call. 6.5BB flop pot, 16.3BB turn pot, 40.6BB river pot, 101.5BB showdown pot
Hero raises to 2.2BB gets one call. 5.9BB flop pot, 14.8BB turn pot, 36.9BB river pot, 92.2BB showdown pot
I will say I'm guilty of min-raising on button or sb if it folds around and i hold QQ or better.
Also, the pot sizing and play post flop is a different subject. I'm speaking solely on preflop play. I raise 3x for the simple fact that 2x is inticing the blinds to play. I kno most say "well you want action from worse hands". True. But good part of poker (especially mtts) is having some sort of range on your opp. Almost impossible to do so preflop if your inducing blinds in the pot with any 2.
Many advanced players are also more enticed to repop light after you open for min. A lot harder to do if you're opening for more.
Just my theory. Never read it anywhere, just my adaptation to results.
SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU MIN RAISE MY BB...MY RANGE IS WIDE OPEN LOL