Chase Cup ₱5M Guaranteed: Joshua Figuerres sets the bar sky high; Day 1B up next

Chase Cup

The inaugural Chase Cup featuring an ambitious PH₱ 5 Million (~USD 86,900) guarantee is well underway with Day 1A in the books. Attracting 41 entries, out of the 6 players that qualified to the ITM round, it was Joshua Figuerres who capitalized the most. By night’s end, not only did Figuerres deliver the bubble, he also collected half of the chips in play. He set the bar high for the next starting day, boasting a 611,000 (122 bb) stack bagged.

Read up on the Day 1A action via the live updates.

Chase Cup Cebu 2024: Main Event – Day 1A (Live Updates)

With one entry day completed, there are four starting days remaining. Here are the details:

Date: May 1 to 7, 2024
Buy in: PH₱ 18,800 (~USD 327)
Guarantee: PH₱ 5,000,000 (~USD 86,900)
Starting stack: 30,000 (150x starting blinds)
Day 1 Starting blinds: 100-200 ante 200
Level increases: 40 minutes
Registration: ends at start of Level 9
Bagging time: 12.5% of the field

This is a shot clock event which means the Action Clock will be in place from the start. Each Day 1 player will be given five time-banks worth 30 seconds each.

Poker in Cebu, Philippines

The Chase Cup is the first poker event to be held in the Central Visayas in over a decade. Taking place at the new room Poker8 Cebu in Cebu, the game itself has consistently seen a steady stream of enthusiasts in this part of the country. While it may not yet rival the player turnout of Metro Manila, poker in Cebu continues to thrive. Besides tournaments, cash games are also on offer at the poker room, which boasts 12 tables and an in-house restaurant.

Chase Cup – Schedule

Chase Cup ₱5 Million guaranteed

First Timers to Cebu

Malapascua, Central Visayas
Malapascua, Central Visayas

For those visiting Cebu for the first time, make sure to allocate some time to explore the vibrant city and experience the warm hospitality of its people. Similar to many cities, there are churches, temples, museums, and ancestral homes to check out. Also be mesmerized by the Cansaga Bay and Cansaga Bridge. For foodies, the Mandaue Night Market is a fun place to try out all the local delicacies. And to beat the summer heat, take a trip to any of the nearby beaches, you won’t be disappointed.


Chase Cup Lights Up Cebu, Philippines feat. ₱5 Million (~USD 87K) Guarantee – May 1 to 7, 2024

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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