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World Series Of Poker WInner Shows Off Sabres, Buffalo Roots



(WBEN) When Jonathan Dimmig won the World Series of Poker millionaire maker game there was no doubt where he grew up, from the Sabres logo on his chest, to the hometown shout out he gave after the win.


"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.

An aspiring novelist, Dimmig
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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:

 


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