Poker Strategy & Information Keys To Success For

published on 01/12/10 at 10:36 am

Poker Strategy & Information Keys To Success For

Jonathan Holloway is like any typical poker player. He enjoys the game of poker. But he wanted to take it a step further. So he created, an online resource devoted to poker strategy and helping players get started online. It was high time that PokerPlasm sat down with Mr. Holloway and discover the talent behind the website.

When was the lightblub moment when you figured out you needed to create your own website?
It was about two years ago. I had a friend that knew how to build websites and he offered to build me one for a cube of keystone light beer. I saw that there were few websites about poker that were more than just flashy banners and bonus offers. I started trying to put together some solid information on poker, and it eventually turned into a full scale website on the subject.

Anyone help you out with it, or was it a solo journey?
I’ve had help from some friends in the poker world. I also had to get someone to help with the design since I am not very good at the technical stuff. I am constantly getting input from poker players, and editing the articles so that they will be the best possible advice for players.

What types of players check out your site? A wide variety? Most beginners?
I would say it is mostly intermediate players. Usually players who know the basics, but are looking to get better at the game. Usually they’ll turn to Google and search for an answer, which is how they find my site.

How much have you won online at one time? Loss?
I’ve had a lot of online tournament cashes for a few thousand here and there, especially back when I used to play at Party Poker. I liked playing the turbo tournaments the most. I try not to spend most of my time playing poker though, as I can make more money doing other things. I don’t like to talk about the biggest loss, but I can tell you it was around 20k and took less than two minutes. Moral of that story: don’t play late at night when you are drunk. I had a friend who came home drunk once, got on Full Tilt, and won like 50k. He got all excited and told his wife all about it and then went to bed. He woke up in the morning to discover that he had been playing on the play money tables. Oops!

Which online poker site do you like the most? The worst? Why?
I’d say my favorite at the moment is PokerStars or FullTilt. They seem to have the most traffic for playing the quick tourney when I get the urge. My least favorite would have to be Absolute poker because they have blackjack, which is a little to tempting for me ;-)

If Holdem is your favorite game, what is your second? Any other varieties you enjoy playing?
I like playing Omaha High. It’s a nice switch from Hold Em, and there are often some new players that don’t quite understand the rules which can end up being a good thing for me!

Any other poker websites that you frequent that you could tell us about? Must read sites!
One that comes to mind right away is It’s a poker blog that has me laughing every time I go to read it. Definitely check it out if you are tired of reading the same old boring poker blogs.

Do you see online poker continuing in the foreseeable future or do you see Congress clamping down?
I see it eventually being regulated by the US government in some way shape or form. It’s just a matter of time before they realize that it is a fight that can’t be won. People want to play poker, so why stop them? It’s almost identical to the prohibition of alcohol, and we all saw how that turned out.

I see you like RC planes. Ever dive bomb something, and not pull up in time and obliterate the plane? Any cool crashes involving fire?
No cool crashes involving fire. I have crashed numerous times, including in water, on roofs, in roads, trees, etc. You name it, I’ve probably crashed into it. I am fairly new to the hobby, but you can get a plane for roughly $200 and be flying right away. It’s pretty fun, and it’s a good excuse to get out of the house and off the computer.

There is this guy on twitter, called Street3, who could be the worst poker I have ever seen. Hands down, the worst! What advice would you give him so he doesn’t continue to deposit funds online?
Why would you want him to stop? I would try to play against him often. If he really wants to continue to deposit funds, maybe he could read up on the game until he gets to the point where he realizes that he sucks. Then he’ll either quit or get better.

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4 Responses to “Poker Strategy & Information Keys To Success For”

  1. Grundy

    Jan 12th, 2010

    I give a thumbs up for Melted Felt as well. Much better than this ol’ rag.

  2. admin

    Jan 12th, 2010

    How dare you call PokerPlasm a rag! Damn Georgia Bulldog fans.

  3. Street3

    Jan 13th, 2010

    In no way am i the worst….oh can i borrow some money to play on FTP. i went bustooooooooooo, i mean my account got hijacked!

  4. admin

    Jan 13th, 2010

    I sent you funds. How long will those last?

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