OIC. Yeah I see how that could be useful to beginners as a rough guide -- I always get a little wary of using those ranges as gospel because often the specific situation will alter ranges considerably, and people ignore this and use some number off their HUD mindlessly, often before the stats have even come close to converging. Also, what stove considers "top x%" is pretty rarely in total agreement with what some fish considers "top x%". It's also only useful preflop, but postflop ranges are tougher, and more important to drill down.
Originally Posted by Lucothefish
Trying to get into the minds of your opponents is tough for beginners I realize, but it's such a valuable skill that I'd say use the stove top x% ranges, but then ask yourself questions like "will villain really be opening that hand here?", and modify the ranges accordingly.
In conclusion, yeah probably a decent learning tool to start out with, but if you're doing so, try very hard not to be mentally lazy and just completely discount some hand from their range postflop because it's not in the preflop range stove told you from their VPIP.
rant rant rant I'm obv bored at work