Francois Semaan was the first player to leave the final table in the 8-Max Freeze.
By the time the players had reached the final table, they were entering the sixteenth level of play, and the blinds were 5K/10K. The first few hands were played cautiously, in predictable fashion. As they were about to enter their second orbit of play, Semaan found himself in the big blind, holding 7c. He defended to an opening raise from Alexandre Douville, and they saw a flop of :h. As the first to act, Semaan moved all in. Douville took his time but eventually made the call. Douville tabled . From there, Semaan rose from his seat and put on his coat to watch the turn and river hit the felt. Semaan will take home $320.00 for his ninth place finish.