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Hi-Lo Declare
7-STUD HI/LO VARIANTS

Submitted by TwoGun on 2004-09-07

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Currently, most seven stud hi-lo games are played where the 'cards speak.' This means that people do not choose to go high or low; if their hand wins the high or low or both, then they win that fractino of the pot.

A different method is to play with a declare. This means that a person must declare which section of the pot they intend to win. A player can declare that he or she will win the low end, high end, or scoop the entire pot. However, if a person declares that he will scoop, then he or she must actually do so in order to win anything. If a person who declares a scoop ends up losing one half of the pot and wins the other, then they end up losing both halves of the pot.

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There are two methods for declare. First, players can declare in order of the betting. This again, would give the person in the dealer's position a much bigger advantage. Another method is for player to take some chips under the table with them. Then they would place 0,1, or 2 chips in their fist. No chips declares the low end, 1 chip the high end, and 2 chips for the scoop. Everone then reveals how many chips they have in their hand at the same time.

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