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Chau Giang

Poor, poor Chau Giang. Of the 76 members of the World Series of Poker's millionaire club, the pro player comes in last with just $1,014,769 in lifetime winnings at the tournament.

Still, it's hard to truly feel sorry for Giang, who's played in just 50 events and won three gold bracelets in his career.

His colleagues on the list are an illustrious bunch led, not surprisingly, by 2006 World Champion T.J. Cloutier's up there too, as is 2005 runner-up Steve Dannenman and David Williams to round out the top 10.

Johnny Chan just missed the mark, placing 11th with $3.8 million in winnings after having the misfortune of winning two Main Events before the prize pools grew to epic proportions.

Some players on the list aren't household names - Dewey Tomko, for example, whose two second-place finished at the 1982 and 2001 Main Events rank him 22nd with $2.5 million - but big names such as Chip Reese, Howard Lederer, Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar still find their space on the board.

For now, Chau Giang will be looking up at them from his position in 76th; whether that will be the case at the end of the 2007 WSOP is anyone's guess.

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