I was looking through Leakbuster Limit and two of the leaks I was interested in were re-raising steal percentages from the blinds. The range suggested from the SB was from 16.4 to 24.2%. Plugging 20.4% (20.1% - the average mark rounds up to 20.4% in Pokerstove) into Pokerstove gives
A9o+, A4s+, 66+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo+, K7s+, Q9s+, J9s+, T9s+.
From the BB LBL recommends 10 -15.3%. At 12.7% Pokerstove gives ATo+, A8s+, 77+, KJo+, Kts+, QTs+, JTs+.
Now although these two were near the top of my biggest leaks for different reasons, I am comfortable with what Pokerstove returns. I do however have a few questions.
1. Should this range be in any way weighted more positively or negatively towards Ace holdings?
2. Should this range be in any way weighted more positively or negatively towards suited connectors or even just unsuited connectors?
My own thinking is that these ranges are in general on the money but in certain circumstances you need to close up more and in others open up more. Whether the steal comes from the cutoff or BB will affect the range somewhat and the player dependancy factor of course will be massive. Like the obvious case where a rock makes a steal attempt - you need a far stronger hand to re-raise.
In another more delicate situation where you have a reason to feel your opponent favors Ace high cards you might be more reluctant to continue with a weak ace but be more inclined to re-raise with slightly weaker suited connectors like 98s, 87s especially if they give up easily either on flop or turn if they don't hit.
What adjustments would you make against a maniac?
What adjustments would you make against a fish/whale?
Thoughts and opinions welcome.