Once there remained only 6 players at the table an ICM chop was requested.
Once the numbers were tabulated and shared with the group, everyone agreed that the amounts promised them were fair, and it was only a matter of deciding how to apportion the $1000 that had to be removed from the collective pie, reserved for the eventual winner.
Split evenly, each team would have to pay a total of $167 to cover the $1000, but that was unacceptable. One of the smaller stacks insisted that the chip leader pay significantly more. The figure initially quoted was $500, which the chip leader felt was unfair.
When they couldn’t come to a decision, it was decided that they would all simply continue to play. The very next hand Team Luigi Fantigrossi (the shortest stack at the table) caught a pocket pair of 10’s. They shoved.
Team Vincenzo D’Elia called, but he had pocket jacks, and he made a set on the flop.
That was the end of Team Luigi’s night, meaning they collected only $2,830 for their 6th place finish. Under the ICM, they would have pulled in $4,885. Minus the $167, of course.