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Old 06-19-04, 04:05 AM
cmburns cmburns is offline
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Hi/lo declare rules question

Here is the situation that came up in a recent home game. Four people left at the declare. One player declared "both" the other three all declared "hi". The player who declared "both" did have the highest hand.

However, one of the other players, who had declared "hi", actually could have made a hand that would have won the low.

So who should have won the pot? Some people felt that since no one declared "low", it was irrelevant who had the lowest hand. Others felt that if you declare "both", you should have to have both the lowest and highest hands showing, regardless of what the other players have done.

I realize that there is no official answer to this, and we can make our house rule whatever we want, but is there a common consensus or common practice for this situation?

Thank you!
Old 08-05-04, 12:56 AM
waldo waldo is offline
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just play cards speak and you wont have to worry about situations like this
Old 09-18-04, 08:04 AM
Curmudgeon Curmudgeon is offline
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Declare Angle

The poster provides another reason to avoid hi/lo and split pot games: the frequent arguments.

In this particular hand, no one declared low, therefore, no low pot existed and the winner of the hand takes all.

The angle exists when all others declare both or high, the button player can declare low and become the only one eligible for low.

Cheers: Curmudgeon
Old 10-22-04, 06:29 PM
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Pretty cut and dry...

If you have a game where you declare and everyone goes one way, that's the beauty of it. I love 2 winner games like hi-lo, hi-sequence, hi-lo points. As long as the rules are printed out and "not standard practice". I have see some crazy thins come up but we have rules that cover EVERY possible scenrio.

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