Originally Posted by AlexTheOwl
I believe ICM does not apply headsup, and does not apply in winnertakeall tournaments. So I think the most simple case would be three players, two prizes?


Starting from scratch that would be the most simple scenario I guess.
Being it a first step it could be worked out to more complex scenarios.
I guess with this first step it's kinda logic to work it out for 6man sng with 2 places paid, after which 9man sng could be the next.
I think the most common situations where ICM plays a big role are these 1table sng's and MTT final tables.
ICM asks for quite complex calculations which are very hard to do on the fly,
(still I think most players by intuition use it in a raw format without realising it's a form of ICM they use).
I remember using an ICM calculator when in a tournament there were negotiations about making a deal.
Guess it would be nice to have the formulas from these calculators , used to calculate the numbers.
If I understand you correctly, the goal is to develop a simple to use spreadsheet which
tells us what would be the correct play with certain
hands using ICM.
I'm not sure but I thought SnG wizard is a software which does that, but is not allowed to use while playing, again, I'm not sure.