2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event 43 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 720

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 0

The Sweater

Looking around this final table set, there are a few people that have been here since the beginning of the final table. These people are here supporting their friend or family member. It got me to thinking about the dedication it takes to be a sweater. Your job is to sit for a particular amount of time and root on your favorite player, sometimes for as many as 10 hours or more. What do they get in return? For some, they may have a piece of the person they are sweating and they are just awaiting a return on investment. For most, the reward of sweating is the joy of watching their player do well at the final table.

So here’s to you, sweating your favorite player until the wee hours of the morning guy!

Only A Quarter for Fetter

On a board reading {A-Hearts} {8-Hearts} {J-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {7-Clubs}, Michael Fetter was all in with Casey Kastle. Kastle held 5-5-2-3 while Fetter had 4-4-2-3. Each player had the nut low, but Kastle's pair of fives were good enough for the high to quarter Fetter. After the hand, Fetter is on the ropes with just 150,000 left.

Seidel Takes Another

Seidel called a preflop raise of 60,000 from Casey Kastle while in the big blind. The flop ran {6-Clubs} {K-Spades} {4-Clubs} and Erik immediately bet the pot. Kastle went into the tank before ultimately folding.

Seidel Takes One Down

Erik Seidel called from the small blind and Michael Fetter checked his option. The flop fell {Q-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} and Michael Fetter bet the pot. Erik raised the pot, and after tanking for awhile, Fetter let it go.

Not Much Action

We've had four hands dealt since returning to break, but not a lot of action on any of them. We've had several preflop raises that continue to put an end to the hand.

Hat Change??

Until the dinner break, Casey Kastle has been wearing a Chicago Cubs hat. Upon returning from dinner break, he is wearing a Slovenija hat. How do you go from the Chicago Cubs to Slovenija?

Erik Seidel is still wearing the same hat...and he still looks bored.

Tags: Casey Kastle


Hand Recap

We've seen only a small amount of flops over the last several hands. Most action involves raising preflop and having everyone fold around. We've only had a couple of walks all day, as well as a couple of limps. It has been very seldom that a player will call a preflop raise.