If you want to win poker, you have to be better than the other players at your table. The first step to that is learning the game as much as you can. There are a lot of great resources out there to help you with this. I recommend starting with video sites that have a large library of poker videos. You can also find some good info on the game by just searching YouTube or Google for the topic you are looking for.
One of the most important aspects of poker is knowing how to read other players. This doesn’t just mean watching for subtle physical “tells” like scratching your nose or fiddling with your chips but more importantly learning what they are doing on a regular basis. For example if someone calls all night long and suddenly raises that could be a tell they are holding a really strong hand.
Another thing to remember is to play only with money you are willing to lose. This is important for both beginners and pros. If you start to get frustrated or tired of the game stop playing right away. You will be saving yourself a lot of money in the long run.
Lastly, try to make the game fun for yourself. You will perform best when you are happy and relaxed. Poker is a very mental game and you can’t win if your head is not in the right place.