The first thing you need to be certain about is: why you want to play poker – in order to win or just for fun. But remember, it will take a lot of time and effort to learn how to win. In other words, you need to work hard. There is nothing wrong with playing poker for fun but even in this case there is no reason to lose. Once you decide why you want to play poker, when you sit at the table, you’ll play and make your decisions much easier.