Big Al, who began playing poker in 2004, is one of the most experienced tournament players at Fatty's. He has cashed in over twenty live events, highlighted by back to back cashes in the 2007 and 2008 WSOP Main Events. He is also one of the winners of the Fatty's tournament series for a seat at the 2010 WSOP. Including his online wins, his total lifetime earnings surpass a quarter million dollars. Al and his beautiful wife of almost twelve years, Maria, are both cancer survivors and spend much of their free time doing charity work for various health related causes.