re: Poker & ICM
I would like to describe it better than lo-dog, but I can't because I will confuse myself. Basically it's a mathematical process used near the bubble, and after the bubble for money positions, to determine when to shove, when to call a shove, and when to fold - mostly based on equity and the prize payout structure.
There are several programs out there where you input chip stacks, players, blinds and payout structures and it will do the icm math for you on shoving v folding. I use the programs after I finish my SNGs for the day (If I'm not drunk) to analyze my play and help me determine if I made the correct plays. I personally use SnG power tools, but there is also SnGwiz. I won't post the links (not sure if can) but google them. Both are great and very helpful. For better info and a free ICM calculator follow this link ICM Calculator :: Chillin411.com (http://www.chillin411.com/icmcalc.php).
Hope this helps, misch.