Short-lived play
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The Young and the Ruthless

Short-lived play
Participating in the World Poker Tour Tournament at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas in May was David Williams, who was eliminated on the first day. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Free digs
World Poker Tour Tournament participant Tuan Le is such a big gambler that the Bellagio Hotel comped him this suite for his stay. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Counting chips
World Poker Tour Tournament player Tuan Le takes stock during the competition. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Phil Laak focuses
Phil Laak concentrates while playing during the World Poker Tour Tournament at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas in May. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Reflections
Phil Laak, known as the “Unabomber,” takes in the play as a participant at the World Poker Tour Tournament in Las Vegas last May. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Battle of Champions
Tuan Le plays in a “Battle of Champions,” which includes winners of tournaments in season 3 of the World Poker Tour Tournament. Tuan Le won two events during season 3. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Chip technique
Phil Laak holds his chips as he participates in the World Poker Tour Tournament at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas last May. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Under pressure
Tuan Le continues in a “Battle of Champions,” which pits an elite group of winners from previous tournaments against each other. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
The competition
Hands are dealt at the World Poker Tour Tournament, held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas from May 23-26. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
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