Full Tilt expands Rush Poker Mobile test, APPT Cebu crowns first female champ

full-tilt-rush-mobile-appt-cebuAfter giving its ‘Black Card’ holders a month in which to road-test its new Rush Poker Mobile product, Full Tilt is inviting one and all to participate in the open beta testing, providing your mobile device runs Android 2.2 and supports Flash v10.1 or higher. For those so inclined, the app is available on Android Market. In less groundbreaking Full Tilt news, the company has partnered with Heaven Media to sponsor the Full Tilt Poker Challenge, an online video game (Call Of Duty 4, Counter-Strike: Source, etc.) tournament to run on European-gaming site Esports Heaven.

Meanwhile, PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour crowned its first ever female champion this week at the APPT Cebu event in the Philippines. In taking the title, 30-year old Young-shin Im beat out 236 contestants, including Kim Gap Young, her romantic partner of 10 years. Despite their relationship, the Korean couple showed each other little mercy on the felt, but girl-power meant that Kim ultimately had to settle for third place. Young-shin Im earned around $132k US for the win, with Australia’s Fabiano Michael taking $89k for placing second, and Kim Gap Young earning $47k.

Next up for the APPT is the Grand Final in Sydney, Australia, beginning Dec. 7. Last year’s main event saw 395 players buy-in, down from 2008’s tally of 476. Aaron Benton, who took home $594k for winning 2009’s event, is expected to attempt to defend his title.