Al Spath

Al Spath is a contributor to Ante Up Magazine and is a former dean at Poker School Online. He teaches live in the Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey are or online via Skype for $100 per hour. He offers a free 30 minute intake lesson to determine what will work best for you before starting with lessons. You can contact him at

5 Reviews

  1. Sharron Powres says:

    I’ve known Al for years going back to PSO in 2005 and basically followed him to a number of different sites since then.

    While I was never a ‘paying’ client, I played in just about every training game available where he mentored us with his humor, easy-going style and in-depth knowledge of the game. He very generously passed on his knowledge out of love for the game. And he has an uncanny ability to ‘read’ opponents!

    I am a recreational player whose game has improved considerably over the years and that’s just from being at the tables with Al and listening to his comments, advice and critiques… I will forever be grateful fro what I’ve learned from him.

    Al is a great mentor and coach and I would recommend him to anyone!

  2. I have known Al Spath for 13 years.He has gotten my poker game on track which has helped me to make some very nice cashes.He has done the same for countless people.His poker knowledge is second to nobody. He is one of the if not the best poker coach in the poker world. His hand reading is second to nobody and his knowledge keeps on growing if you need more on Al please e mail me at

  3. Ellen says:

    I’ve known Al since around 2005/2006 from his tenure as Dean of Poker School Online. I was not a paid client. I played in lots of his training games, and I watched several of his training videos. I also have read several of his poker articles. His tips have tremendously improved my game.

    Al is a great trainer/mentor/coach/friend and I recommend him highly. His coaching could improve the play of many players I have seen, from beginner to very advanced.

  4. I began in poker with Al at Poker School On Line. I was completely raw having never played. I learned so much from his teaching sessions at PSO and later sites he worked with, that I have NEVER had a losing year. I took some private lessons with Al and they are well worth the money. I am a small time recreational player,but I am able to compete on line and live with confidence solely because of his work with me. Besides he is a great guy who I am proud to call a friend.

  5. Karen McBride says:

    I have known Al for years, and received a lot of instruction from him while he was the dean of Poker School Online. He is a great teacher. He has a lot of patience and is very good at explaining things in terms that are easy to understand. He doesn’t just tell you what to do, he makes you understand why you should do things a certain way. We had a lot of instructors at PSO, and Al’s classes I tried never to miss. If you are serious about learning poker, Al is a great choice.

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