- Publisher: PokerCruncher, LLC
- Release Date: Dec 7, 2009
Introductory price $1.99.
How valuable is knowledge of ICM (Independent Chip Model) to a tournament player? ... Poker Stars has announced that they do not allow ICM calculators to be run during live tournaments. We of course recommend that you comply, but suggest that you consider*****
Introductory price $1.99.
How valuable is knowledge of ICM (Independent
Chip Model) to a tournament player? ...
Poker Stars has announced that they do not allow
ICM calculators to be run during live tournaments.
We of course recommend that you comply, but
suggest that you consider getting ICM Cruncher
to master ICM.
A new poker calculator and analyzer for
--> An ICM calculator
--> A final table chop dealmaker
--> A push/call/fold ICM decision analyzer
... From the developers of the advanced hand
ranges odds calculator PokerCruncher.
You can use ICM Cruncher to calculate a good
chop deal at a final table, but ICM can also help
you play better by making better push/call/fold
decisions in hands.
If you play poker tournaments of any kind,
knowledge of ICM is essential for doing well
especially as you get close to the bubble and
into the money. This is especially true for small
tournaments like Sit-n-Go's and satellites
because you're in this situation very often.
Tournaments and cash games are very different
as you approach the bubble or make it into the
money. In cash games it's all about the chips.
But in tournaments chips don't have
fixed/constant value; you're trying to maximize
your $ payout not your chips. This means you
should *not* make decisions based on your
chip equity or chip pot odds (that's cash game
thinking), but on your $ payout equity and
$ payout pot odds. ICM lets you do this by
"converting" the players' chip stacks to
expected $ payouts.
If you understand ICM you may (correctly) fold
in a situation in a tournament where you'd
(correctly) call if it was a cash game. Or you may push in a tournament situation (maybe even with any two cards) where you'd fold if it was a cash game. Players who understand ICM have a big edge over players who don't in any kind of tournament. ICM Cruncher gives you an ICM calculator and two push/call/fold ICM decision analyzers to help you master ICM. ICM Calculator -------------------- ** Up to 10 players, up to 10 payouts (some calculators handle only 9 players, or 5 payouts) ** Fast ICM algorithm (our app is the fastest ICM app in the App Store; we tested on a 9 players and 9 payouts example) ** Simple and clean one-screen design so you can see the whole picture easily ** App state is saved/restored on app exit/launch ** Save/load up to 6 scenarios (e.g. save the payout structures of your favorite tournaments, save and compare a few scenarios for "what if I do this or do that" analysis) ** View calculation details including %age's and totals ** Export calculation details to email Push/Call/Fold ICM Decision Analyzers -------------------- Two ICM decision analyzers: ** Call an all-in or fold? ** Push all-in or fold? You input the starting chip stacks of the players, the payout structure, the bets that have gone into the pot, who the Villain and Hero (you) are, and some estimates like your equity against the Villain's range of hands and how often the Villain will call your all-in. (Our odds calculator PokerCruncher is a great way to calculate hand range equities.) The analyzers calculate the ICM equities of various cases like: you fold, you call and win, you call and lose, Villain folds, etc. Then they put the results together and tell you which action is best and by how much. The call/fold analyzer also tells you what your breakeven equity is against the Villain's range of hands so you can estimate how good your hand must be to call. Please write to us if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions. Or visit our TwoPlusTwo forum thread (see our website for link) and post your feedback.… Expand