Originally Posted by dmorris68
That 3x+1 is a more of a cash style. In tournaments these days your opening size decreases proportional to the blinds. So while deep stacked in the earliest stages at say BB <= 100 you might open for 3x, then 2.5x up until 75/150, then 2.25x up to maybe 150/300, then 2x, etc. Obviously it can be situational too, like everything poker.
Raising 3x at 20bb is generally a bad idea. You're close to pot committed by opening with 15% of your stack and you'll miss most flops and be forced to fold away your critical chips.
Oh I totally agreed with everything I read in the previous post. Just always thought 3x+1 was a given. But yeah I suppose it should be strictly cash since blinds never increase.
And ya know, I always kinda felt like I was raising too much previously. Say its late MTT and im sitting with 30bbs and I raise into someone with only 15bbs he is gonna find it alot harder to call off 3bbs as opposed to 2. Hell it gets even worse when blinds get to around 300-600 and you got stacks of 5-6k and you're opening with 1800.