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Chau Giang

United States

WSOP Bracelets EPT Wins WPT Wins
3 0 0
Total Winnings
$3,778,485 
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Biography

Chau Giang is similar to many poker players in the fact that he fled Vietnam in the 1970s in search of a better life. His decision landed him in Florida where he worked a few jobs for minimum wage. He soon moved westward. It was with this move that Giang found poker. Eventually, Chau would become good enough at the game that he decided to quit his job and play full time.

An avid cash game player, Giang quickly shot up the limits and began playing some of the biggest games around. Word has it that in his first year as a professional player, Giang made over six figures. His poker success reaches further than just cash games though.

Giang is the holder of three WSOP gold bracelets. He won his first in 1993 after taking down the $1,500 No-Limit Ace-to-Five Draw event. He earned over $80,000 for that win. His second bracelet came in 1998 after winnings an event of Omaha High-Low. In 2004, Giang claimed his third bracelet and nearly $190,000 by winning the $2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event.

In 2005, Giang placed second in the WPT’s World Poker Open in Tunica for over $770,000. The final table was stacked with Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Scotty Nguyen, Daniel Negreanu, and eventual winner John Stolzmann. A couple years down the road, Giang placed fifth at the L.A. Poker Classic for over $340,000.

Chau may not have the most jam-packed tournament resume around because he often prefers to stick to cash games instead of take hard to the tournament circuit. He is a regular of “The Big Game” in Las Vegas where he sits in the highest limit game around with some of the biggest professionals.

Just recently, Giang was picked up by Full Tilt Poker to be a sponsored professional on their site. He has nearly $3.3 million in career tournament earnings and is eighth on the list for all-time WSOP cashes.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
14th $5,717
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
25th $5,334
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
15th $26,350
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better
29th $6,868
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout
30th $4,135
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
23rd $5,620
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
20th $9,842
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
41st $17,309
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
27th $7,445
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 49 - $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.
7th $184,087
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 40 - $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha
11th $61,838
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 32 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
59th $7,119
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 25 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better
32nd $5,197
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 21 - $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
16th $11,477
2008 World Series of Poker
39th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event
518th $25,090
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 48 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
168th $3,795
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 40 - $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw
17th $6,843
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 37 - $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low World Championship
12th $38,657
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 33 - $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low World Championship
11th $24,534
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 19 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
34th $4,869
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 13 - $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
43rd $10,924
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 4 - $5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit)
11th $23,406
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 48 - $1,000 2-7 Triple Draw w/ rebuys
22nd $5,414
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 42 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo
47th $3,939
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 33 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/ rebuys
5th $96,005
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 7 - $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha w/ rebuys
18th $30,325
2007 L.A Poker Classic / WPT Event Season 5
Championship
5th $341,710