The limitation on the number of raises in a limit game. Usually a bet and either 3 or 4 raises is permitted. The player making the last raise
is said to "cap
" the pot.
In live limit hold 'em, often the cap
is lifted when the players are heads up
, allowing the players to continue raising until one is all-in
Example: Hero is in the cut-off with pocket aces in a California casino which permits 3 raises in a round. A player in middle position raises, and the player to Hero's right re-raises. Hero 4-bets, or caps, the pot pre-flop with his pocket aces.
Created by LawDude
on 5 Aug, 2009