Which of these factors is most important when choosing a preflop open raise size in?

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(Assume 50bb deep with before).

1. Your position.

2. The player's tendencies in the big blind.

3. Your hand
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All of these are important mix it up bet different amounts preflop for the same hands you hold to make it harder for your opponents to read you.
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all are important but for me the first and third are fundamental since it allows you to know the size of your raise
 
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I either start using the one and only raise size (usually 3bb) or mix a lot from everywhere with whatever hand you hold. Both prevent opponents from making a good read.

I usually chose one of those and stick to it through the most part of a tournament I play at.
 
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The other players tendencies can be very important here. Generally mix it up.
 
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yeah. My position is most important when deciding to be in a hand and how much to raise.

After that, my stack size could determine my play.
 
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(Assume 50bb deep with before).

1. Your position.

2. The player's tendencies in the big blind.

3. Your hand
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My choice of the three is number 2 - tendencies of the big blind. Position is somewhat important too, but I'm not going to alter raise size by position usually; yes, I'll adjust my range for each seat/situation, but effective stack plays a bigger role for me. At 50 bbs deep, it is big blind tendencies for me :cool:

p.s. Worst of the options is 3. Your Hand. You'll be very predictable to play against if you change your raise size for hand strength!
 
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The most important factor for me is the depth of my stack and the effective stack.


+1 Agreed - my own stack size and effective stacks are critically important to me. It is tough to find anything more valuable for deciding open raise size I think (perhaps there are some more valuable things for meta-game factors like psychology or tournament ICM pressure, but taking a hand in a vacuum (no reads), stack size and effective stack are the most important.
 
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