Ask Daniel in General Poker Forum Posted May 3, 2012 Did you choose to follow a vegan diet for health reasons or because you view the raising/butchering of animals as a food source cruel? Do you avoid using all animal based products besides foodstuffs, i.e., leather shoes, wool clothing?I've seen you address the topic of raise size when opening but I would like you be a little more specific please. When you say open for 2.5-2.75 times the big blind what does this actually amount to? For simplicity of numbers, let's say the blinds are 50/100 and you are going to raise 2.5x.Folds to you and you open. You are going to make a standard 2.5x raise.Is your bet going be to 250 or is the raise 250 so the actual opening bet is $350?Now let's assume there are two limpers in before you so there is already $350 in the pot before it gets to you. You still want to raise. How much is your bet?Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions!