Deciding who to play against in poker can be a big decision. It is best to be able to win all of the time and then you are out of pocket but if you do not have a challenge then you may feel bored by the game. Therefore it is good to make sure that you win and you lose some games, just to keep it exciting.
Obviously, no one wins all of the time anyway, but it is also not fun if you lose all of the time. Therefore it can be a really good idea to make sure that when you are deciding where to play, that you make sure the ability level is set right for you. Try out different places and see where you feel comfortable playing.
Some places will be international and you can play against people form all over the world and some will be limited to the country you live. Which you choose is up to you really, there will be good and bad wherever and you may find that you like having a broad range of other players so that you can learn more about the game from them.
It can even be really good to play against friends and family. Playing face to face can be quite different to playing online, but it can give you an opportunity to discuss tactics with them and things like that, which could really help to improve your game and be fun as well.
Using the chat rooms on the poker websites can be very useful too as the players there might give you some hints. You could even line up games with them so that you can watch how they play and pick up hints. It can in fact, be very useful watching others and so while you are playing, make sure that you are considering what everyone else is doing and why they might be playing in that particular way. This is where playing against good players can be really useful.