*Originally posted by BArGaInChem*

In the example from "Chip Value (3): Application of the ICM" where Hero is in SB with 32o:

Folding is a mistake costing Hero $1.42. **Who are these "dead money" being leaked to**? I would make sense to me if it was spread out over the remaining players around the table, but if so, is it spread evenly or does stack stack size equity again come into play here?

Thank you for a great read.

Hi, BArGaInChem...

Welcome to PokerStrategy.com !

To answer the bolded question:

The $1.42 he "loses" if he folds, does not get lost immediately.

In the scenario given, he misses the opportunity to win it.

The ICM (Independent Chip Model) assigns a $ value to each chip in your stack based on your overall probability of winning. By not pushing, he lowers his overall probability of winning by $1.42 according to the calculations in the article.

If you like you could put that another way and say that the probability of the other players winning increased by that same amount.

May I suggest that you take a moment to

introduce yourself. Other members may be interested in who you are, where you're from, what games & limits you play.

Best of luck,

--VS