Is there a standard pre-flop raise?

The next question came in an e-mail from S.S., who asked if there was a standard raise before the flop. I personally take into account who else has called, how many callers, my relationship to the dealer button, and the strength of my hand to determine the raise amount, as every hand is different. If the Poker World were to acknowledge a “standard” raise before the flop, it would probably be 3 big blinds.

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