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PokerStars Ban ICM tools

Bad news for those of you who like to use Independent Chip Modelling tools I'm afraid. Those of you who don't know what it is can go back to sleep.

Friday 30th May 2008



PokerStars announced that using ICM tools while playing on PokerStars will be prohibited. Those of you who want to use the software can still do so, but have to wait until you have logged out of the room before starting up the software.

Stars had run a period of grace prior to the announcement, but with the announcement made in the last 24 hours, calculators such as Sit ‘n Go Endgame Tools and Spade ICM are now banned. Those of you who want to see a full list of prohibited software can go to PokerStars Online Software FAQ.

Oh, and if you haven’t got a clue what we’re on about, the ICM (Independent Chip Model) is a mathematical model for the late phase of tournaments with relatively small stacks, which - simply put - attributes the chip stacks in a tournament/SnG to certain monetary values and thus helps to make a mathematically correct decision.

So now you know.




Source: OnlineCasinoNews

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