Hometown: Las Vegas
Country of Origin: United States
Chau Giang moved to the United States from Vietnam in the late 1970s. In Colorado, he took a job as a chef but made little money. He began playing poker to supplement his income which eventually led him to move to Las Vegas where he made $100,000 in his first year as a professional.
His first World Series of Poker success came in 1993 where he finished second to John Bonetti in the pot-limit event and first in the $1,500 ace-to-five draw. He won his second bracelet in the 1998 Omaha eights-or-better event. Giang then took some time off playing tournaments to focus on his cash game. He began playing in the "big game" and often playing $4,000-8,000 limit. When his children asked him why they did not see him on television, he returned to playing the big buy-in tournaments.
Giang won his third WSOP title during 2004 in the pot-limit Omaha event and also finished ninth in the World Poker Tour Mirage Poker Showdown the same year. His biggest cash was in the 2005 World Poker Open for nearly $750,000 for a second-place finish.