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


Poker at a new destination! The inaugural Chase Cup ₱5 Million (~USD 86,900) guaranteed is just around the corner with games set to take place from May 1 to 7, 2024 at Poker8 Cebu in  Cebu, Philippines. This is the first time a poker event of this magnitude has been announced for this part of the country in over a decade. Adding to the hype, the champion will be locking up an iconic Rolex Submariner. 

Chase Cup

Named after the founder, Chase Cokaliong, the Chase Cup is expected to attract Filipinos and international players in the the country. For those flying in, the closest airport is the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, which is just 10-15 minutes away from the venue.

If you need accommodations, the city has plenty of hotel options nearby. Poker8 Cebu recommends the Copenhagen, Farefield, and RedDoorz. With Mandaue City a small city compared to the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, accommodations are likely to be conveniently located in close proximity to the venue.

Chase Cup ₱5 Million Guaranteed

The upcoming Chase Cup ₱5 Million Guaranteed is a seven-day series featuring three events. The Main Event dominates the schedule running the full length with five starting days, allowing players plenty of chances at the pot. This is followed by Day 2 and the Final 9. To enter, buy in is ₱18,800 (~USD 327). Player start with a 30,000 stack, blinds increase every 40 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 9.

For players that miss the mark, two side events are scheduled. The highly popular Mystery Bounty is on May 6 with buy in of ₱8,800 (~USD 153). This is a one day event. On closing day, May 7, is a High Roller event with a buy in of ₱50,000 (~USD 870). 

About Poker8 Cebu

Poker8 Cebu

The inaugural Chase Cup is poised to attract a substantial crowd with its impressive guarantee. For many, it will mark their first poker experience at Poker8 Cebu. Opened just two months ago, the poker room is located in the heart of Mandaue City. It has 12 tables and an in-house restaurant. Cash games are also available.

All The Reasons to Attend The Chase Cup

While the majority of poker events in the Philippines are centered around Metro Manila, the Chase Cup breaks tradition by hosting its event at Poker8 in Cebu, located in Central Visayas. Winning this event marks a special moment as it is the first poker crowing in this region for over a decade.

Malapascua, Central Visayas
Malapascua Island, Central Visayas

For first-timers to this area, be sure to allocate some time to explore the vibrant city of Cebu 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 – Schedule

Chase Cup ₱5 Million guaranteed

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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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