Chau Giang was born in 1955 in Vietnam but is now a United States citizen by way of luck more than judgement. He fled his native land in a small boat, hoping to reach the United States. In search of a better life, he finally found his way to Florida and managed to get a job in a restaurant as a minimum wage chef. Realising that he could earn more plying his trade elsewhere, he moved to Colorado. It was there that he had his first encounter with poker via work colleagues' late night games. Giang soon learned the ropes but found that he was better than most.