I dont get this ICM calculation

    • DjolusVicenus
      DjolusVicenus
      Silver
      Joined: 15.11.2009 Posts: 247
      hi... Ive been playing SNG earlier.. .recently i have played cash games few months.. .Now Im returned to sng.. and

      ICM tranier



      for SB it says PUSH any 2 .... But.. i think.. we have all same size chips.. (less or more) so if SB (HERO) push all in and lose he will become first to leave SNG ...

      i think its better to push 30 - 35% of hands...

      Am I right??? i would like to someone tell me where Im wrong..

      Tnx
  • 1 reply
    • kurrkabin
      kurrkabin
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.10.2010 Posts: 5,976
      Hi, DjolusVicenus!

      Is this the bubble of a 6-man SnG? Anyway, idea here is that our opponent is very risk against us(high ICM tax), so it's not just the odds he has, but this tax on top of it t form the equity he needs to call us profitable. Shoving just top 30-35% here is gonna be a mistake no matter whether we play 6-man or full ring or winner take it all tournament, we always have to be looser than that with this chip stack set up just because opponent is gonna fold enough to make it profitable.

      Note-some opponents are not gonna fold 22-44 here, or A2-A4o, so that means we have to be pushing tighter than the 100% range suggested. But not as tight as 30-35% f.e.