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First of all, you're likely right that your hand looks good against the range of UTG. The other factors though (mostly position) are unfavorable though, so the question is whether or not it's ultimately worth it to play this hand here. If you are going to play it, I don't like the push. Sure, it could isolate you against a likely worse hand, but it also A)...

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It is likely a combination of multiple factors that is yielding this behaviour. Pure versus mixed strategies. In general, the Nash equilibrium push/fold solution at an arbitrary stack depth will contain a small number of hands that are played with a mixed strategy; i.e., they are not shoved 100% of the time, but rather should be shoved some random ...

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Genera ICM ICM Math If you know how to program recursion it is pretty easy If you don't know recursion then it would be hard For the first level you get a chip weighed split For other levels it gets more complex - you get a chip weighted split of what is left over out of prior cashes This is .NET C# public partial class MainWindow : Window { public ...

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There is a theoretical basis behind this assumption. Since the odds of a person winning a tournament is the inverse of the odds of everyone else losing, gambler's ruin comes into play. Intuitively, if you have 100% of the chips you'll win 100% of the time; if you have 0% of the chips you'll win 0% of the time; if you have 50% of the chips against an even ...

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I would say that you cannot use calculators in poker tournaments and that perhaps the use of a calculator could be considered criminal cheating in the state of Nevada. Over thirty years ago in response to people using hidden computers to count cards at Blackjack Nevada passed a law prohibiting the use of computers in a casino to aid in the beating of a game. ...

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Calculator use would be the same as the use of any other reference. You can not use it during the hand but at in between hands it is fair game. As this is the rule with regards to phones and push/shove charts, I see no reason why a calculator should be any different.

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It doesn't sound like you were desperate for the 7BB win but were comfortable to gamble against the short stack. I agree with this. But because there were multiple players behind, this is an easy fold in my opinion. I think you got excited and tried to scare off too many hands. The flaw being that any better hand than AQ will call and you are therefore ...

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Stack sizes can be large for a variety of reasons, but from what I know, the starting stack size for a tournament mostly has to do with the structure of a tournament. If a tournament is a hyper turbo with 3-minute blinds, you may start the tournament with something like 100,000+ chips and level 1 being 10 SB / 20 BB. This gives players a lot of time to play ...

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The Independent Chip Model (ICM) provides a method to estimate the value "in cash" of a stack in a tournament. Its core assumptions is that the chances of any player winning the tournament are proportional to their stack. For example, we are playing a heads-up sit&go for €10, with Player 1 having 6,000 chips and Player 2 having 4,000 chips, then Player 1'...

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Yes, I would call there with a range of A-10 suited and above. I would lay down 66 and lower. I know 66 is ahead of a10.

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As I understand it, this equation predicts the probability of a player coming in second (or any place other than first) by creating a ratio between the average chance of winning when all 3 players are at the table and the average chance of winning when j players have finished the tournament. We can use ICM and replace the average chance of winning with a ...

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ICM does not apply (i.e., does not bring any value) to winner-take-all tournaments. Each chip has a fixed value all the time: prize pool divided by total number of chips in play.

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It seems the "Adjusted" description relates to a calculation involving ICM. Ripped direct from the PT4 forums, posted by the mod WhiteRider: (See the whole thread here) "My C" means "My Currency", and implies a monetary stat. "My C Net Adjusted" is your expected winnings based on the difference in ICM values between your actual chip stack at the ...

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