# Questions tagged [icm]

ICM stands for Independent Chip Model

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### Add-on value and "bubble factor"

Bubble factor represents the value ratio of winning X chips versus losing X chips in a given tournament - and is named so because the ratio grows steeply as the money bubble approaches. An exaggerated ...
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### ICM: Malmuth-Harville Formula by Bill Chen

so i get the whole way how to calculate the ICM. However, i'm not sure completely how to use the Malmuth-Harville written down in the book "mathematics of poker". It's important for me to understand ...
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### ICM vs FGS in spin & go's

I am trying to set up some general ranges in spin & go's. For example what hands I should be shoving in the SB vs the BB with x amount of blinds. ICM nash equilibrium is the easiest method to ...
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### Final table: All-in with AQ suited against a small stack?

My question on this hand is whether I made the right play, even though I lost? The hand took place on the first deal of the final table of a long underground, self-dealt tournament. Despite a ...
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### Headsup push fold ICMizer problem

When setting up general push fold ranges in ICMizer I spotted something strange. I would think that the shorter you'd get the wider you'd have to shove, but then this came out of the machine (first ...
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### C Net Adjusted, What does it mean? Should it be low or high?

I am still pretty fuzzy on this concept of C Net Adjusted. The answers I read are vague and I'm just looking for a simple answer. If C Net Adjusted is lower than C Net Won (Actual), am I doing ...
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### Calculator use at tournament

What are the rules concerning use of a calculator at a tournament? In searching the WSOP rules I find nothing. Between hands is use of a calculator allowed? Like a tablet or phone. A powerful ...
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### Detailed explanation of ICM?

Most ICM's explanation just say: ICM converts the value of bla...bla...bla. Now let's get to the calculator. I need something detailed, because I want to try to program it. The best explanation that ...
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### Why are ICM values so high?

Often, in poker tournaments that use ICM, the value of the chips is higher than the actual prize pool. They also are multiples of large numbers (1,000 seems the most common). I'm assuming this is ...
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### Poker ICM maths

Making my own ICMizer for giggles but am having trouble finding how to find the following: Example: Buy-in: \$10 Number of players: 10 Payouts: 1st - \$50, 2nd - \$30, 3rd - \$20 Initial stack: 1,000 ...
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### Tournament: Should I call this Button-shove?

45 player turbo tournament, 9-handed, 7 places paid, 17 players remain. I am among the top players with 21 BB, average stack is about 10 BB. Only one other player on my table has as many chips, he ...
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### Reasoning behind assumptions in Independent Chip Model

The Independent Chip Model is a model that output's a player's overall equity in a tournament, given the stack sizes of players at the table. An assumption underlying the calculations in the model is ...
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### Vegas deepstacks tournament situation question drawing to a flush

In a deepstack tournament with 1,000 entrants and 350 remaining players, the hero finds themselves with 22 BB plus antes. The villain, who has a large stack of over 200x BB, has been consistently ...
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