ANZPT Adelaide: Broom starts to clear a space

In the last few levels of the tournament here in Adelaide, James Broom has started to stamp his mark on the leader board and begin to thin the field in his wake.

Springing from relative obscurity, James started to produce some money results in 2006 and 2007 at CROWN casino. It was at the Melbourne championships in May 2008 that he kicked the big goal taking first place in the $1,100 Main Event, pocketing $134,602 for the win. He followed up with a 9th placing in the PokerNews Cup Main event in October of the same year.

On day one here in Adelaide at the ANZPT Main Event, he has amassed a handy chip count of 185,000. The nearest competitor, local youngster James Obst, is on 92,000. James has been eliminating opponents including a swoop on 48,000 in chips from Rose Pesce sitting to his immediate right.

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James Broom stacking chips after his last conquest