US Pro Chau Giang Wins Monster $2.6 Million Pot In Macau Cash GameNovember 17, 2010 8:27 am
During the recent high-stakes cash game taking place in Macau at the moment, US poker pro Chau “La Key U” Giang (pictured right) is believed to have won an incredible $2.6 million pot on the deal of just one hand.
The news of the high-stakes poker action taking place between top poker pros and ultra wealthy Chinese businessmen is being unofficially reported on the 2+2 poker forum by Stella Yeh and Tom Hall, who kindly took over from Matt Savage.
As reported, while Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey were taking a break from the action, another US pro was making the headlines after taking down a huge $2.6 million pot during a game of HK$10k/20k blinds (US$1,290/$2,580) HK$10k ante NL Hold’em.
In this particular hand the hero was US pro Chau Giang, who was originally born in Vietnam and is of Chinese descent.
The 55 year-old Chau Giang is a highly accomplished cash poker poker player who arrived in the US in the 1970’s and made over $100,000 in his first year as a pro. In 2008, Chau Giang won over $2.1 million playing online at Full Tilt and, according to Barry Greenstein Chau has been “a consistent winner in the biggest game for many years”.
As well as his cash game prowess, Chau Giang has also enjoyed great success in poker tournaments and has managed to amass in excess of $3.5 million in live career earnings, including 3 WSOP bracelets.
In Macau, Chau Giang was involved in the recent high-stakes cash game from the very start and won the monster pot after being dealt pocket aces to his opponents A-J.
His Chinese opponent then pre-flop raised the HK$40k straddle up to HK$100k (US$12,896) and then called Giang’s re-raise to HK$500k (US$64,483).
Giang then called his opponent’s HK $1.2 million (US$154,760) bet on a J-J-10 flop, and with an A on the turn making both players a full house, Giang check-called his opponent’s HK$9 million (US$1.16 million) push to eventually take down the approximate HK$20 million (US $2.6 million) pot when a harmless 3 fell on the river.
Chau Giang is now well ahead in the “Big Game” taking place in Macau and as the poker pros extend their lead over the Chinese businessmen, the action is bound to get even more sicker in the days to come.