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Counterintuitive Math and Strategy in Progressive Knockout Tournaments
18 January 2017
The right strategy in Progressive Knockout tournaments may vary from one stage to another and go through exciting and sophisticated dynamics. This is true for novices and experienced players alike. Arm yourself with ICMIZER to make counterintuitive yet accurate plays and gain the upper hand over your unsuspecting opponents, every step of the way.
ICMIZER 2.5 update: FGS (Future Game Simulations) of depth 2, and support for FGS in knockout tournaments
22 October 2016
Overview of ICMIZER 2.5 update. In this update we’ve completely reworked the FGS algorithms in ICMIZER, which led to substantial increases in both its performance and accuracy.
Introducing IKCM: ICM for Poker Knockout Tournaments
26 July 2016
Classical ICM still works in knockout tournaments, but it’s complicated by having to factor knockouts into equity simulations. This makes it virtually impossible to intuitively find the optimal strategy as you compete for knockout cash prizes.
Poker ICM 101: What is ICM Poker? ICM Poker Term Explained
9 October 2015
The ICM poker term stands for the Independent Chip Model. In poker ICM allows to convert tournament players stacks in chips into their money equity (as percentage of total or remaining prize pool).
How to upgrade to ICMIZER 2, if you are already subscribed ICMIZER 1?
24 September 2015
We value every ICMIZER 1 subscriber and we’ve done our best not only to provide you with free upgrades to ICMIZER 2 but also gain access to our brand new tools and save at the same time.
The ICMIZER 2 Launch promotion is extended by 7 days
21 September 2015
The promotional offer is extended through September 27 inclusive.
Official Release of ICMIZER 2 and Special Offers
10 September 2015
From September 10 through September 27, you can take advantage of the ICMIZER 2 Release Promotion: buy a yearly subscription to ICMIZER 2 PRO at 25% OFF or try ICMIZER 2 for free if you’re registered on our website.
Open beta testing of ICMIZER 2 begins
20 August 2015
Today, August 20, the long-awaited open beta testing of ICMIZER 2 begins! All current subscribers are invited to request access to ICMIZER 2 Beta
ICMIZER Testimonials Contest: Intermediate Results
15 July 2015
Why do tournament players choose ICMIZER? Meet 13 poker players sharing their success stories and talking about what they have achieved with ICMIZER.
ICMIZER 2: The Software for Winning Big in Online Poker
1 July 2015
ICMIZER 2 — 3 products packed into one: ICMIZER, the preflop ICM calculator, brand new SNG Coach to raise your preflop game, and Replayer to replay poker hands at any time.
Announcing ICMIZER 2 Beta Testing + Review Contest
1 June 2015
Announcing ICMIZER 2 Beta Testing. Participate in ICMIZER Review Contest and win one of 26 ICMIZER 2 subscriptions.
Get Silverlight to work in Chrome in under a minute
26 May 2015
Learn how to get Silverlight to work in Chrome. Resolving NPAPI and permissions problems.
ICMIZER 2: Important Announcements
8 April 2015
ICMIZER 2 news and sign up for a free video series course 'The Art of Push/Fold'
Bovada hand history converter is now built-in in ICMIZER.
4 March 2015
ICMIZER now supports Bovada (ex Bodog) hand histories while PokerTracker and HoldemManager officially don't. You can easily import your Bovada hand history files to ICMIZER for review. No additional intermediate software is required.
A new approach to learning push/fold in ICMIZER 2
5 December 2014
For regs, semi-regs and "lazy asses." A little request as well. ICMIZER 2 will offer you a completely new way of learning. It makes the player's development automatic and will answer your main questions: "what do I need to work on?" and "how can I do that?"
Learn a winning Spin & Go PokerStars tournament strategy in ICMIZER
31 October 2014
Spin & Go tournament hands can be easily reviewed in ICMIZER. Luck will play a much bigger role in Spin & Go's than SNG players are used to.
Analyzing Fifty50 poker tournaments with ICM Calculator
1 May 2014
Learn about ICM analysis of Fifty50 tournaments with ICMIZER.
Bonus Free 1 Week ICMIZER Subscription key Promotion
30 April 2014
Learn more about free 1 week bonus ICMIZER subscription key promotion.
FGS (Future Game Simulations) Calculations Explained
20 February 2014
In this article you will learn how FGS (Future Game Simulation) model based calculations work compared to the traditional ICM poker tournament model.
Huge FGS (Future Game Simulations) update has arrived
10 February 2014
Wow. It has finally happened. FGS update was highly anticipated and it is now live and available for all ICMIZER subscribers.
IMPORTANT: ICMIZER website moves to new domain: www.icmpoker.com
11 December 2013
We expect to complete all the maintenance tasks today, on 11th December.
Analysis of difficult push fold SNG tournament spots
20 November 2013
Reader level: Expert
Deep dive in the world of ICM calculations and Nash equilibrium solutions in difficult push fold SNG tournament spots.
ICMIZER adds Winamax hand history format support
19 November 2013
Adding Winamax support was on TO DO list for a while. Now it is finally done.
ICMIZER vs Sng Wizard - 2013 comparison
2 November 2013
In this article MikeyMcD45 compares ICMIZER and Sng Wizard and highlights some key differences between the two poker calculators.
The Nash Calculator and the Nash Equilibrium strategy in poker
19 October 2013
In this article pro poker player MikeyMcD45 defines "Nash Equilibrium" – a complex and often misunderstood topic in poker, and explains the benefits of the advanced Nash Equilibrium calculator function in ICMIZER whilst highlighting some of the limitations of Nash Equilibrium and important things to keep in mind.
Playing the short stack on the bubble
17 September 2013
Professional poker player MikeyMcD45 returns with his/her next article this time focusing on short stacked all-in call ranges on the bubble. Through illustrations generated by ICMIZER, Mikey presents some rather interesting findings which will show you how to maximise your $EV in these tough spots and eliminate common mistakes that regs are making on a consistent basis.
Website design update: ICMIZER celebrates its 2nd birthday
15 September 2013
15 September 2013 is the 2nd birthday of ICMIZER. ICMIZER celebrates it with a major website update: new video section, better typography and other changes.
How much equity do you need to call all-in?
10 August 2013
“How much equity do I need to make the call?” It is a common question asked in various tournament spots. Correct formulas, which answer this question and discussion of mistake in popular but simplified approach to this poker problem in this article.
Nash equilibrium calculations for heads up resteal spots
29 July 2013
Find optimal plays in SB vs BB steal spots
Super short stacked pushing strategy on the bubble
21 July 2013
Professional poker player MikeyMcD45 explains with the aid of ICMIZER why you should sometimes choose non all-in raises as the short stack on the bubble instead of the default push option.
Overview of 1.2 update squeeze and other preflop calculations
30 May 2013
Overview of 1.2 update squeeze and other preflop calculations
ICMIZER 1 year birthday and vs SNG Wizard comparison
13 May 2013
ICMIZER poker calculator celebrates 1 year birthday
Czech poker professionals choose ICMIZER
8 April 2013
Professional coaches from the top coaching site in the Czech and Slovak Republic PokerArena.cz are using ICMIZER for the analysis of their poker game.
Which hands to push against SB limp from BB heads up
29 March 2013
This was a very popular question from heads up players who were surprised that it was impossible to do this kind of calculation in ICMIZER. In this article I explain how to find out shoving range against single limper from big blind position.
888 Pacific Poker network hand format parsing added
3 March 2013
888PacificPoker poker network hands are now recognized by ICMIZER. This includes such poker rooms as 888 poker, Pacific poker, LuckyAcePoker, Lotos Poker and some other.
PokerStars payouts in 180 players and 90 player MTT SNG change
16 February 2013
In February 2013 PokerStars have updated payout structures for popular 180 players and 90 players MTT sit and go tournaments.
Nash ICM calculator release
19 October 2012
Nash ICM calculator
functionality was main theme of latest update.
How to 4bet guide: Calculate 4bet all-in range vs 3bet raise
4 October 2012
4bet and 3bet are powerful, expensive and difficult tools in poker player arsenal. This article goes into detail about analyzing 4bet scenarios with ICMIZER.
ICMIZER video review and comparison by ILS007
17 September 2012
A very interesting and thoughtful ICMIZER video review by world class poker player and SNE ILS007.
MTT ICM calculator
22 August 2012
ICM calculations for MTT before final table are now possible in ICMIZER. Learn how to perform ICM calculations in multi table tournaments with our ICM calculator.
Holdem Manager twoplustwo format is now supported
21 August 2012
Holdem Manager converted 2+2 format is now supported in ICMIZER. This format is often used on forums, so you can now just copy a hand from forum thread and load it directly in ICMIZER.
Multiple poker hands analysis browser overview
17 August 2012
You can now load up multiple hands into ICMIZER at once. Short review of this useful new feature inside.
ICMIZER partners with HUSNG
9 August 2012
Professional poker players and coaches from HUSNG.com choose ICMIZER software as their daily study tool.
Custom hand rankings and other changes of May
6 June 2012
In may we have added support for custom hand rankings, fixed a lot of parsing problems and made results display more obvious visually.
ICMIZER is officially released
13 May 2012
Free public beta started pretty long ago, 15 September 2011. Over the course of last 8 months a lot of work has been done. ICMIZER now can analyze almost all kinds of tournament poker situations
ICMIZER vs SngWiz calculation comparison
14 March 2012
Overcall or three way all-in calculation feature has been finally added to ICMIZER. In this article we compare results for various realistic poker tournament spots produced by ICMIZER and SngWiz.
Ben Roberts ICM model
12 March 2012
In this article Ben Roberts gives an introduction and reasoning behind his/her new ICM model. He compares new algorithm with classic Malmuth-Harville ICM algorithm.
New ICM model in ICM calculator
11 March 2012
ICM (independant chip model) goal is to correctly convert poker tournament chips into dollars. Our ICM calculator now supports a new ICM model.
Analyzing 3bet resteals in heads up sit and go
7 March 2012
Many players are interested in learning mathematically correct resteals in HU SNGs. This can be especially important in hyper turbo SNG. In this article I will show you how you can analyze preflop resteal spots heads up with my program ICMIZER.
Review of latest interface changes in ICMIZER
31 January 2012
ICM calculator now correctly calculates ICM EV for hero fold decision by taking into account possible course of actions from players who can act after hero
Merge Network hand format is now also supported
30 December 2011
ICMIZER is now able to parse Merge Network hands XML format
ICM poker and ultimate difference between call and push spots
16 November 2011
What is the big ICM difference between call and push spots? Some often overlooked things to consider when you make a decision in poker.
What is ICM
14 November 2011
What is ICM??! This question is very popular and is asked by most novice poker tournament players. In this article I will try to shed some light on this topic.