Friends of mine run an occasional tournament at their home. I have played in it 4 times to date, and am undefeated. I have won each and every time. not only that, but I have never finished worse than second in terms of bounties collected, and I have never re-bought.
I can't name some particular because there have been a lot games that kept being in my mind. Most of them were with friends and some years ago when we had some kind of "tournament run" over a few months.
A buddy of mine used to run a cash game at his house back in 06 that was a friggen gold mine. People used to show up and just dump off money all night. Wish that game never died. We also used to have a local Italian club that ran games that were great but they got shut down.
July 3rd of this year I played in a HO Charity tourney. $30.00 buy in, $30.00 add on on the break. There were approx 100-110 players. I ended up chopping First/Second place and walking out of there with almost 1k.
the first home game i found when i moved to jersey was a fucking cream dream. terrible chips (better than dice, but barely), terrible table, terrible chairs, but most importantly...terrible players.
it was $1/2 NL, but had a $500 cap. for some reason most people bought in for $400 which seemed like an odd amount, but they were good for at least two buy-ins a night. i ran so far above EV there that it's hard to believe. the game went every thursday night for just over two years. i missed as few times as i could and by the time the guy shut down the game, i had gone 96 for 98. i lost the second or third game i ever attended there and i lost the very last one, so i actually had a 95-game streak. ridiculous. guy claimed he shut the game down because he didn't have time as a kid was on the way, but i'm almost positive his wife made him stop running it because he was losing so much.
The best cash game I have ever played was very recently at my house. A friend of mine brought her boyfriend, who also brought a friend. These two craved action, and since they weren't very good I was happy to oblige. It started as a friendly .50/1 NLHE game and then they suggested switching to 1/2 PLO, which I was also happy to do. Between the two of them they dumped around $1300 in just under three hours and I was lucky enough to catch a majority of it. I'll probably never see them again, but that was for sure they best cash game I've ever played.
I hope expanding outside the home game is ok with this topic. The best long-term game I ever played was probably way back in the mid 2000's when we could still play on Party Poker here in the States. The fixed-limit Omaha hi/lo cash games were a frigging gold mine, and I supplemented my income and eventually quit my job for a few years just playing online.
My single best cash game experience ever was in 2007, my first trip to Vegas. My wife and I had partied at the Bluff Magazine WSOP party and then headed back to our hotel room. After 2 hours of sleep I woke up with the urge to play some poker, and took a cab over to Bellagio.
I bought in for $2,500 into a 40/80 mixed game. It was Omaha hi/lo, Stud hi/lo, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball and Badugi. I had never played Badugi before, but it was similar enough to the other games that I picked it up quickly. I consider all of those my best games, but it didn't hurt that I also ran like a frigging god that morning.
I would hit Aces full and the nut low and get three people calling me to the river, it was a beautiful thing. In the span of 2 hours of playing I racked up a profit of $2,700. So I cashed out for $5,200 (in yellow $10 chips!)
Harrahs in New Orleans 1-2. You could buy-in up to largest stack, and there were several stacks over 2k. One drunk conventioneer who obviously hated money was raising blind to $15 every single hand. He lost a few thousand. One lady who was the biggest calling station I have ever seen luck sacked her way into about $2500 (she started with $300) and proceeded to donk all of it away over the course of about 3 hours.
I only profited about $400 the game but one of the regs prolly was up about 3k in about 3 hours before both conventioneer and calling station went busto.
Got into a super soft 10-20 at the bellagio about 18 months ago, which is rare. Made 15kish.
Best consistent game I played was either a home game in Bahrain where they played a nutso rotation, liked to gamble, and were bad. I averaged 1k a week in it, and a 5-t in Salinas that ran for about 8 hrs a wk - I averaged about 200/hr in it gambling it up.
Otherwise I have been in a ton of amazing games where I was stuck and tilted and making the games amazing for everyone else.
Honestly I hope I haven't played my best game yet and it's still out there somewhere in the future.
First time I played was at a super bowl party. I was buzzed and could do no wrong. There was a giant table of 12 players and someone was passing around tequila. Every time someone tried to go toe to toe I had the nuts or was the favorite which gave me a tight image so I could steal pots like a robbery. I was new to the game but got the basics down pretty quick. I ended up with top stack by end of the night and chopped 60/40 with 2nd place player who was a semi-pro ending up with 300 bucks in my pocket. The buy in was only 20 bucks but there were rebuys. I went on to learn some good things from the semi-pro, but that day started my poker journey. I was hooked.