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No one has answered the actual answer to the question. ICM. ICM stands for Independent Chip Model, taking storm in the late 2000's. ICM determines the value of chips at a given point in the tournament based on pay structure, and players remaining. In essence, the more chips you accumulate, the less they are worth, since the tourney is not a winner take all. ...


Comparing your stack to the average stack is meaningless. Being below the average stack does not mean your chances are gone, and being well above the average stack does not mean you are almost guaranteed to be ITM or at the final table. I have experienced being very short stack early in tournaments (like 5BB), and make my way up close to the final table. I ...

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