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Declaration

  1. Noun

    A player's statement of hand value, regardless of whether it is binding as in a declare game or non-binding as in a cards speak game.

    EXAMPLE: "My opponent made a declaration for a full house, but it turned out to be a miscall. The drunken fool actually just had two pair."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Cards Speak, Miscall, Overcall, Slowroll, Verbal Declaration

  2. Noun

    In a high-low split game, a player's statement about which of the pots that player will attempt to win on the showdown.

    EXAMPLE: "I made a declaration for both ways."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Both Ways, Chip Declare, Verbal Declaration

  3. Noun

    Declare; a form of play in which the verbally stated value of a hand is used to determine the winner, rather than using the actual highest hand value possible for a given set of cards. If a hand value that is not actually held is declared, the player making that declaration is typically disqualified from the pot.

    EXAMPLE: "I like to play cards speak more than I like declaration, but either way is fine with me."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Declare

    ANTONYMS: Cards Speak

    RELATED TERMS: Chip Declare, Verbal Declaration

  4. Noun

    The period in a game during which players state the value of their hands; the showdown in a game played with the declare rule.

    EXAMPLE: "I folded before the declaration."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  5. Noun

    In a high-low split game, the period in a game during which players state the pot or pots they are attempting to win; declare.

    EXAMPLE: "I thought one of my opponents had a better low hand than I did, but that player declared high. I was more confident of winning the low hand, and I decided to raise after the declaration."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Declare

    RELATED TERMS: Both Ways, Chip Declare, Verbal Declaration




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