On the first hand of play, Jeff Shulman raised from the hijack and Alexander Keating made it three bets from the small blind. Shulman called as the players saw a flop and Keating led out. Shulman made the call and Keating led out again when the hit the turn. Shulman came back with a raise this time which Keating just called. On the river, Keating check-called Shulman’s bet.
Shulman showed for the nut boat while Keating threw over in what was a pretty sick hand to start the day to cripple Keating.
Two hands later, Dmitry Gromov raised in early position and Keating three-bet him on the button leaving himself with only 100 behind. Gromov just called but put Keating all in on the flop. Keating made the call and was in the lead with against the of Gromov. The on the turn was safe for Keating and gave him a flush draw but the river was an offsuit to give Gromov two pair and eliminated Keating.