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The word of the day for 27 April, 2017:


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.

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

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.

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

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.

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