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The problem with using only chip stacks and chips to determine the correct play in a single table tournament or SnG is that the chips do not correlate to their actual value on a one-to-one basis. An ICM Calcuator computes the tournament equity that a certain chip stack has in relation to the other stacks at the table in order to determine the true value of the stacks. You can then use the ICM equity values to calculate pot odds and get a closer answer to the correct decision in tournaments.
This calculator can be used in online poker or live poker, in any situation where there are less than 10 players remaining. It's not designed to make your decisions for you - it is designed to help you make the correct decision where traditional chip-calculated pot odds fail.
If you have no idea what the ICM Calculator is all about, and you'd like to learn what ICM is and how to apply it, the three poker articles below will get you started with ICM.
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