Hammond, Ind. (October 30, 2014) — Ohio’s Sean Troha cruised to the Horseshoe Hammond Casino Championship last week following five cashes including two gold ring victories and a deep run in the Main Event. In all, the 26-year-old pro earned 110 points toward the 12-day race to the National Championship besting second place’s 62.5 handily. In addition to a berth in the season-ending event, Troha went home with $76,100 in combined prizes.

The World Series of Poker Circuit at the Horseshoe, which began October 16 and concluded this past Monday with the crowning of the Main Event champion, marks the season’s premiere series and drew accordingly. Gold bracelet winners Steve Billirakis, Keven Stammen, Aaron Steury, Nick Kost, Nick Jivkov, Cliff Goldkind, Will Givens, Tyler Patterson and Owais Ahmed all were in attendance, but when the dust settled it was Troha that took player of the series honors. Troha stared down the likes of Ahmed at the $580 pot-limit Omaha final table and squared off against Patterson a few days later in a $1,125 no-limit hold’em ring event, coming out on top in both instances.

By his own admission, the months and weeks leading up to the Hammond series were less than successful for Troha.

“I’ve actually been on a rough string of tournaments lately so I kind of needed a big score to take some pressure off,” Troha said following his first of two gold ring wins. “It’s a huge relief and really exciting.”

From there, he’d go on to win the $1,125 no-limit hold’em event earning his second ring of the series along with nearly $50,000 in prizes. His performance in the preliminary events was so dominating he began the 12th and final day of the series with no sweat in regards to the points lead. With three events remaining to be decided, Troha’s lead was so great no player could catch him. Knowing the title was his and his only, Troha added a fifth cash in the $365 last-chance ring event to his Hammond resume just for good measure.

Troha’s solid play earned him a berth in the season-ending National Championship set to take place this spring. There, he’ll join the Hammond Main Even champion, Rob Coventry, to compete for a share of an up-to $2 million prize pool and a gold bracelet.

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Here’s a look at Troha’s Hammond in-the-money finishes:
Event  Finish  Prize Points
$365 Re-Entry (Event 1)
129th $846 2.5
$580 Pot-Limit Omaha (Event 4)
1st $20,789 50
$1,125 No-Limit Hold'em (Event 8)
1st $49,401
The Main Event (Event 10)
70th $4,284 5
$365 Turbo (Event 12)
$780 2.5
Total -- $76,100 110