Housing contractor Dietrich started playing poker while in his second year at the University of Western Ontario playing home games with friends. A year later, he started playing online. He describes himself as a semi-professional player but his main job is in building. His best live result to date was winning a major online tourney in February 2011 for $135,000. He qualified for the EPT Grand Final via a 25,000 FPP satellite on PokerStars which got him a seat into a 125,000 FPP satellite. He won that – and that got him to Monaco. Dietrich says he prefers play online to live as it's faster and he can play from home. For the last three years, he’s mainly played tournaments. He has known fellow finalist Clayton Mozdzen for years and is pleased he’s also on the final table.