Originally Posted by kevinful
I remember some poker authors recommending the exact opposite pre-flop based on position than Brokos. Phil Gordon for one.
I don't remember seeing this in any of Phil Gordon's books. Where I did see it was in Chris Ferguson's chapter of the Full Tilt book. Although this book is specific to tournament strategy Ferguson does have a video in Full Tilt's "Full Tilt Poker Academy" that makes this as a generic recommendation (cash games as well as tournaments).
An utg min-raise with a strong range gives compelling odds to the big blind to play a wide range of hands. That got me into some problems when playing with this strategy. It's also gotten some opponents into big trouble when I've been in the big blind. After playing around with this idea a bit I discarded it in my play.
However I can see pros and cons for both approaches. Either one might make sense depending on the specifics of the game you're playing. What they both have in common that is useful is the idea of varying your open raise size based on position and thus not giving away *new* information about your hand strength. That Andrew's recommendation builds the pot with what is a stronger hand range and charges your opponents more to play a pot with you in position seems to make sense. I'll have to play with this and see how well it works for me.