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Skokie Man Rakes In Big Money At World Series Of Poker

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TOM KORAL
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At the ripe age of 20, Tom Koral looked 16.

That was 2004, when Koral was trying to get into casinos to play poker. Like many college students, Koral eventually snagged a real ID from "some guy at a bar in Lincoln Park" who resembled him.

That "guy" was Jeff Denapoli and it was Koral's new name at the casino. He was seven years older, shorter and fatter--at least that's what his new ID said. He used that ID to get into the Trump Casino (now the Majestic Star) in Gary, IN, and win tens of thousands of dollars playing Texas Hold 'em.

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