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Questions about the ICM videos

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Questions about the ICM videos

So I'm watching the preflop ICM video.
At 19:30 there is an example where we can 3bet shove 53.8% of the time vs an open.
Then Owen goes on to show that if our opponent isn't respecting ICM and is calling our shove just a bit too wide, nothing crazy, our shoving range suddenly goes from 53.8% to only KK+ and AK.

This makes perfect sense.
But how do I learn to apply this at the tables?
How do I identify the players who will or will not respect ICM.

Especially in large field MTTs this is a huge issue, since often you won't know if your opponent understands and/or respects ICM.
Even if they do understand some basic ICM maybe they're not very good at it and are still calling too wide.

I think the ICM video is great for theory purposes, but it seems to seriously lack any advice on practical applications.

Yes it's obvious, pay attention and try to figure out how your opponent reacts to ICM.
This information is often not available though.
So how do we adjust when we don't have this information.

Another issue is, my ICM game probably isn't good enough to identify how good/bad other players are at ICM.

I'm looking for specific and applicable advice here.
Not some general theory that doesn't help me at the table.

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