"I played hockey all my life and, as everyone knows, I'm from Buffalo," Dimmig said to the WSOP. "The Sabres have never won a championship, the Bills have never won a championship, so I'm proud to bring a little piece of championship-ness to the city, because where I'm from is really a great city."
Dimmig became the first player of the 2014 series to hit a seven-figure score, and beat out 7,977 entries to win the World Series and a $1,319,587 prize.
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now lives in Las Vegas pursuing the game professionally.
"It's tough because I love Western New York and it's hard to leave but this is really the best place to give myself a poker career, " he tells WBEN.
Dimmig, a 2001 Kenmore West graduate with family in the Buffalo area says he has been playing poker professionally for about 10 years on a part-time basis before making it his full time job in 2013.
"Tournament winnings in that time may be a couple hundred thousand dollars, so this is a pretty big pay jump in one year, that's for sure," he says.
From the World Series Of Poker, Here's a look at Dimmig's official biography page, complete with a poker face picture: