# What happened to Nuts Poker League?

## What happened to Nuts Poker League?

The UK’s biggest pub poker leagues have merged, bringing together a total of more than 250,000 registered players. Redtooth Poker and The Nuts Poker League have joined forces to form a league that is ten times bigger than any other in the country.

### Who owns Nuts Poker League?

Steve Bellis
Founder of the Wrexham-based The Nuts Poker League, Steve Bellis, is known for securing £65,000-worth of investment on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den from Theo Paphitis and Deborah Meaden – becoming the first person to leave the den with more money than he went in for.

#### What does Nuts mean in poker?

strongest possible hand
In poker, the nut hand is the strongest possible hand in a given situation.

How does a poker league work?

Poker leagues are based on the idea of poker becoming a social event rather than the typical idea of it being strictly for gambling. Bars host these games to attract more people and make more profit off people buying drinks or food while they are there.

Do I have the nuts?

In poker, “having the nuts” means that you have the absolute best hand possible. When you have the nuts, no other hand can possibly beat you. “I’ve got the nuts”, you say, as you have an unbeatable hand.

## How is a poker league structured?

One of the most popular poker league points systems is Dr. Neau’s Tournament Formula….Zero.

n = number of participants in the tournament
f = the individual player’s finish

### How do you get points in poker?

Hand scores

1. One pair – 1 point.
2. Two pair – 2 points.
3. Three of a kind – 3 points.
4. Straight – 4 points.
5. Flush – 5 points.
6. Full house – 6 points.
7. Four of a kind – 7 points (but see Variations below).
8. Straight flush – 8 points (but see Variations below).

#### Can a full house be the nuts?

Nut full house: In general, if your full house includes trips made from your hand plus the highest card on the board, then you have the nut full house. More specifically, if you have a pocket pair that matches the high card on the board (top set), along with a lower pair on the board, then you have the nut full house.

What happens if you check the nuts?

The player checks back and shows down the ace-high flush — an unbeatable hand on that board. The reason for the rule is to prevent collusion or “soft play” between players, although in most cases a player checking back the nuts often does so without realizing he or she has an unbeatable hand.

Why is it a penalty to check back the nuts?

## Do you have to raise with the nuts?

In order for the penalty to be considered when there is a bet, the player with the nuts must be able to raise without that raise affecting the possible calling action of anyone else. For example, 3 players on the river, players 1, 2, 3, and act in that order.

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