When poker players are deep in a tournament, many decisions can be made based around the concept of ICM – or Independent Chip Model – which assigns a dollar value to your chip stack in a tournament.
ICM is important when making decisions as you approach the final table, and when you start creeping up the final table payouts. Looking at the final ten payouts, there is $27,235,269 up for grabs with $8,359,531 reserved for first and just $573,204 for the 10th place finisher.
Here is an ICM breakdown of what the final ten players could be getting if a chop was to be had through both an ICM payout as well as through a standard chip chop.
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