Poker8 Cebu hosts inaugural Chase Cup ₱5 Million guaranteed in the Philippines

Poker8 Cebu

Through the years, the Philippines has been one of the top poker destinations in Asia. International and local events populate every yearly calendar, keeping players constantly busy. For the past few years however, a major shift has taken place. International events have dropped significantly giving rise to numerous local events.

Enter the newest addition to the local scene: the Chase Cup, boasting a guaranteed prize pool of PH₱5 Million (~USD 86,900) and an iconic Rolex Submariner timepiece for the champion. Scheduled to run from May 1 to 7, 2024, this inaugural series will take place at Poker8 Cebu in Mandaue City. It marks a significant moment as it has been years since an event of this scale has been announced in this part of the country.

Chase Cup ₱5 Million Guaranteed

Chase Cup

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). 

Chase Cup ₱5 Million guaranteed

First timers to Cebu, Philippines

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. Travelers coming from both local and international destinations will need to fly into Mactan-Cebu International Airport. From there, it’s just a quick 10-15 minute journey to reach the venue situated in Mandaue City. If it’s your first time visiting this region, be sure to allocate some time to explore the vibrant city of Cebu and experience the warm hospitality of its people.

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.

For accommodations, there are many options catering to evey type of traveler. 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.

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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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