This is a discussion on How many big blinds are worth betting on? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; How many bigblinds do you think is a good bet with strong hands the traditional 3 BB or taking risks with all-in?:angel:
Your question is somewhat simpler to answer than say,"What is the meaning of life", but it is still way to broad a question. You need to be as specific as possible with your question. The best way if you are new to the game is to pick out a hand that you had trouble making a decision about & post it along with your question. Keep in mind that the responses you get will provide you with food for thought & options to think about based on the responders experience & preferred playing style
rather than specific answers to your question, cause it always depends.
I don't seem to have accomplished much with my life so far-----------, but I'm sure making good time.
I usually open to 2.5 BB to 3 BB. I think it's probably gonna be more profitable in most games than flat out going all in, since all that's gonna achieve is getting the table to fold around quite often or get called by QQ+, AK.