What is Cap in Poker?

Cap can mean several different things:

1. The limit placed on the number of raises allowed in a round of betting, usually three or four in most limit games.

2. The upper limit that can be bet or raised at once.

3. The maximum allowed buy-in for a cash game. An “uncapped” cash game would signify that there is no max buy-in amount.

4. A player placing a chip or token atop his/her hole cards or the dealer placing a chip atop the rest of the undealt cards for protection

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