Feb 02, 2021

**LPP members can watch the accompanying video alongside this blogpost here.What Is ICM Factor?**

ICM Factor is a concept I created in order to efficiently and easily explain how much ICM will factor into a given situation.

ICM Factor can be applied to any aspect of a tournament that may be impacted by ICM. The following concepts are what you will have to consider:

-What stage of the tournament you are in

-How big of a field you are playing and the amount paid

-What the payout structure is

-How much above or below average stack you are

-How much is your stack utility impacted, and how often. This can be explained as: Does your opponent/s cover you, if so by how much? If you cover them, then by how much and are they actively applying pressure?

-How close to the money bubble you are

-How many buy-ins a mincash is

-How close to the final table you are

-What the stack sizes are at the final table, and how each impacts ICM

The more each of these matter in your given decisions the more ICM Factor you will have.

ICM Factor is a scale from 0 to 10, with 0 being the lowest. This is all an arbitrary way to view it, but it should give you a good idea on how to apply this concept to real world situations.

stack and no risk to stack utility.

Likely have some risk to stack utility.

I hope this piece helps give you an easier way to think about ICM in any given situation you are in. Understanding how ICM can impact you in a specific hand will make profitable decisions much more clear from a tournament perspective and help you better maximize the situations you are in.

Thank you for being a member of learnpropoker.com, we really appreciate it! Best of luck at the tables!

Ryan

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