Chase Cup 2024: Chase Cokaliong towers over Main Event final nine; Lemmor Patulot takes down Mystery Bounty 

Chase Cup Main Event down to final nine

The inaugural Chase Cup currently running at Poker8 Cebu, Philippines is one day away from crowning its first Main Event champion after six grueling days on the felt. With five starting flights on schedule, the smashing Main Event drew in a total of 495 entries with 64 players cutting a piece of the PH₱ 8,162,000 (~USD 143,000) prize pool. Day 2 saw several seasoned contenders return to the scene, only to fall short of securing a spot in the final table. Series founder himself, Chase Cokaliong topped the list by the end of the night, stacking a commanding lead to start the final games.

Joining today’s festivities is the High Roller side event which kicks off at 14:00 for a buy-in of PH₱ 50,000 (~USD 870). This will be the last of three 24K gold plated trophies to be awarded with the first one claimed by Lemmor Patulot after topping the Mystery Bounty event. Check out these highlights below.

Main Event Day 2 Recap

Chase Cup Main Event Final Table
Chase Cup Main Event Final Table

Day 2’s games lasted nearly twelve hours before the action concluded by the fall of Alex Cruz in 10th place. Cokaliong was the man to beat from start to finish as he stood as the chip leader as early as the first break. The local superstar added in a thrilling surprise by midday, having put a PH₱ 200,000 (~USD 3,490) bounty on his head for whoever sends him to the rails. Interestingly, this was left unclaimed with his unstoppable momentum pushing him up through the ranks all the way to the end. Cokaliong bagged a towering 4,165,000 (104 BB) chip count to lead the final nine with second in the running Junnie Pamplona, not even close with 2,255,000 (56 BB).

Chase Cokaliong
Chase Cokaliong

Chip leader to start the day Jessie Leonarez sat comfortably with a healthy stack through five levels of play but suffered a terrible beat by the hands of Kenrick Lim to crush his Main Event journey. Lim joins the final games, standing right in the middle of the pack with 1,525,000 (38 BB) for a chance to claim the coveted title. Also making final table appearances are decorated players Conrad Lumaban with 1,905,000 (48 BB), 2024 PPT champion Alex Lai – 430,000 (11 BB), and Filipino bracelet winner Mike Takayama with 710,000 (18 BB). Top prize is listed at PH₱ 1,600,350 (~USD 28,045) along with the 24K gold plated Chase Cup trophy, and Rolex Submariner timepiece.

Chase Cup Cebu 2024: Main Event Day 2 Live Updates

Chase Cup Review

Date: May 1 to 7, 2024
Buy in: PH₱ 18,800 (~USD 327)
Guarantee: PH₱ 5,000,000 (~USD 86,900)
Prize pool: PH₱ 8,162,000 (~USD 143,000)
Cumulative entries: 495
ITM: 64 players

Day 1  Numbers

Day 1A: 41 entries / 6 ITM
Day 1B: 32 entries / 4 ITM
Day 1C: 84 entries / 11 ITM
Day 1D: 134 entries / 17 ITM
Day 1E: 204 entries / 26 ITM

Chase Cup Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

Rank Player Stack BB
1 Chase Cokaliong 4,165,000 104
2 Junnie Pamplona 2,255,000 56
3 Chris Boys 2,080,000 52
4 Conrad Lumaban 1,905,000 48
5 Kenrick Lim 1,525,000 38
6 Martin B 770,000 19
7 Mike Takayama 710,000 18
8 Joel Diaz 705,000 18
9 Alex Lai 430,000 11

Total chips in play: 14,850,000
Average stack: 1,650,000

Remaining Payouts

Rank Prize (PHP)
1st ₱1,600,350
2nd ₱1,110,100
3rd ₱710,100
4th ₱522,400
5th ₱391,800
6th ₱319,300
7th ₱261,200
8th ₱204,100
9th ₱130,600

Lemmor Patulot ships Mystery Bounty Event for PH₱ 248,440 (~USD 4,340)

Lemmor Patulot
Lemmor Patulot

The fan favorite Mystery Bounty event drew in 159 total entries, generating a prize pool of just shy of a million PH₱. Only 20 players reached the ITM stage which saw Metro Team Pro Joven Huerto claim the biggest bounty listed at PH₱ 65,000 (~USD 1,135). Already at a nice profit, Huerto bubbled the final table and added another PH₱ 24,700 (~USD 430) in prizes to his winnings. 

With the Chase Cup full of interesting surprises, an iPhone 15 was added as a bonus ticket which saw 4th place finisher Mac Mantos bag the win. Mantos claimed the most number of bounties, bringing his cash prize total to PH₱ 111,900 (~USD 1,950). After nearly 14 hours on the felt, it was Lemmor Patulot who rose to victory, taking with him the PH₱ 248,440 (~USD 4,340) top prize along with the unique Chase Cup trophy after defeating Bibit in heads up play.

Date: May 6, 2024
Buy in: PH₱ 8,800 (~USD 153)
Prize pool: PH₱ 988,840 (~USD 17,275)
Entries: 159
ITM: 20 players

Chase Cup Mystery Bounty Final Table Results

Rank Player Prize (PH₱)
1st Lemmor Patulot ₱248,440
2nd Bibit ₱172,700
3rd Maxwell Rosete ₱111,500
4th Mac Mantos ₱81,900
5th Marco Almerez ₱62,200
6th Anthony Bryan ₱49,400
7th Raymondo Gomez ₱40,900
8th Jose Cheung ₱33,000
9th Aning ₱24,700

*Excluding bounty prizes

Cash Games

For those that remain in the scene, take advantage of the daily cash games. Stakes available are: 25-50 and 50-100. For VIP grinders, 500-1,000, 1,000-1000, and 1,000-1,000-2,000.

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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