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Old 09-15-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Chau Giang is stone cold degen nuts

What a massive and awesome degen he is this thread shall be a dedication to that totally underrated poker player who's been crushing game for like 1000 time
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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i've been waiting for a chau thread forever. quadsas for mod
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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Re: Chau Giang is stone cold degen nuts

k... so any stories, pics or funny things about him you'd like to share?
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:16 PM   #4
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or-zBFoVjIw

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Old 09-15-2010, 02:18 PM   #5
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"POHHKEHHZZ NIICE I LOVE PLAY POHHKEH"

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Old 09-15-2010, 02:40 PM   #6
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its him from the hangover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DwmPAjKb2E
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:03 PM   #7
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
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As you can imagine, I was riding high. I said to myself, “Alright, tournaments are fun! I can make more money!” I began a tournament tour— Las Vegas, California. Before I knew it, I had made over a million dollars. I couldn’t believe it. I was now a millionaire. I was living the American dream.

I decided that it was time for me to test the limits of my game, and I began playing in the biggest games I could find, with the best players in the world. With a million-dollar bankroll, I believed I could take on the likes of Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Bobby Baldwin, and Lyle Berman. These were games that started with $4,000-$8,000 limits. Later, we’d kick it up to $8,000-$16,000 limits.

I turned that $1 million into $20 million in what seemed like a snap of the fingers. It had actually taken about two years, but it went by so fast it didn’t seem that long. It was an incredible run. Brunson’s son, Todd, even bought into 25% of my action at one time, and he earned a tidy $2.5 million from my efforts.

Victim of vegas

The stakes I was now playing for kept me away from tournaments for a while. I felt I could make more money in these high-stakes games. The money came so quickly. Even today, I don’t play a lot of tournaments. Chan GiangOf course, I will still play the Main Event and some of the bigger tournaments in Nevada and California, but I want to stay near my family, who live with me here in Las Vegas.

To an outsider looking in, you’d think things were going really well for me. I was a refugee from Vietnam living the American dream, making huge amounts of money—over $20 million. What could be better than that?

Unfortunately, winning $20 million in Las Vegas and keeping $20 million in Las Vegas are two different things. I was good at the large cash card games, no doubt. But those games didn’t happen every day, or even every week. Lower-stakes games now bored me. They didn’t hold my attention, or generate the thrill of the high-stakes game. So I sought new avenues for excitement, and unfortunately those avenues were in the casino games, where the house is heavily favored to win.

I began to play craps and baccarat. The experience was a disaster. I lost everything. Everything! I lost all $20 million. What could I do at that point? I had to go back to playing small limits again, but this time I stuck exclusively with poker. No more casino games. I started winning again, slowly at first, with small limits. Before I knew it, I was back up to $200-400 limit games, and then higher limits once I rebuilt my bankroll. It took a while, but I did it.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #9
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what is the source of that article?
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:12 PM   #10
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http://www.pokerpromagazine.com/chau-giang.html
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:47 PM   #11
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when i played with him at bay101 he was telling stories about playing craps for 2 days strait and ivey not letting him go home cause he was lucky and stuck a lot so he passed out on a chair and when ivey woke him up, he asked,"how did we do?" Turns out Ivey ended up winning back all his losses plus a few mill more.

Then they started announcing all the pros in the field and when they got to todd brunson he just starts ranting on how todd is so bad at poker and owed him like 3mil in makeup and how he should never have staked him. There was a bunch more stories I cant think of right now, but it was rly fun to play with him, and he did def talk about losing 20mil playing pit games as well
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:47 PM   #12
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Re: Chau Giang is stone cold degen nuts

Did he build himself entirely from gambling? I read his wikipedia page and can't seem to find any other significant sources of income.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #13
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:57 PM   #14
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:02 PM   #15
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I love Chau. My favorite player on the circuit, love hearing his stories.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:06 PM   #16
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when i played with him at bay101 he was telling stories about playing craps for 2 days strait and ivey not letting him go home cause he was lucky and stuck a lot so he passed out on a chair and when ivey woke him up, he asked,"how did we do?" Turns out Ivey ended up winning back all his losses plus a few mill more.

Then they started announcing all the pros in the field and when they got to todd brunson he just starts ranting on how todd is so bad at poker and owed him like 3mil in makeup and how he should never have staked him. There was a bunch more stories I cant think of right now, but it was rly fun to play with him, and he did def talk about losing 20mil playing pit games as well
Yeah, Phil said he was his lucky charm and he wanted to take him home with him.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:11 PM   #17
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must give props to the inventor of rubbing the profits on your titties..I dont know where I would be without this
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:37 PM   #18
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the story of how he came to america is amazing and shows how much heart the man has
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:48 PM   #19
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Thanks for the article. I always thought Giang was cool but I think I like him a bit more now haha
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:52 PM   #20
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i love it when he says 'baby'
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #21
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Chau Chau
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:10 PM   #22
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he has a big heart , love him
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:11 PM   #23
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Having Chau on the big game this past season was definitly a high point for me since he doesnt get as much air time as other players...very seldom seen on shows I able to get
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:14 PM   #24
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$20 million!?
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:17 PM   #25
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ever time he would lose a pot he would look at the dealer and call them a ****ing dealer i dont like him because of this .
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