Greg Vail is a professional poker player, author of the SCOOP! book series, and a split pot games coach. Originally from Minnesota, he went to high school in Colorado, then moved to Phoenix in 2003. Greg discovered poker while attending Arizona State, and by 2005, he was playing professionally. In 2011, he enlisted in the Army, and in 2015 he was honorably discharged with full disability from injuries sustained during his four years of service. Greg returned to professional poker and moved back to Colorado to be closer to his family.
In 2015, he decided to write a short paper to help his Holdem-playing friends play better at the Omaha 8 or better table. That paper eventually led to the publication of his three books: SCOOP! Big O & PLO8: Winning High Low Concepts for the Holdem Mind (Volume I), SCOOP! Big O & PLO8: Advanced High Low Concepts for the Holdem Mind (Volume II), and SCOOP! Big O & PLO8: Expert High Low Concepts for the Holdem Mind. The SCOOP! Series is now available to purchase at a bundled, discounted rate.
Greg lives in Phoenix, AZ with his daughter Madeline. You can find him playing at Talking Stick Resort near Scottsdale and at poker clubs in Central Texas. When he is not coaching or playing poker, he enjoys golfing with his father, and spending time with his family.