We entered the year having won money in live tournaments 25 times over eight years - with no cash for ten prior months. But 2015 turned out to be our most successful year.... ever!
LIVE TOURNAMENTS: 18 final tables in 22 games (81.8%), 6 cashes.
That percentage is ridiculously high, because a lot of the tournaments we played only had enough people for one table. But our records show in multi-table tournaments, we still reached the final table seven out of 12 times (58.3%).
The cashes included two streaks. One in late July and early August found us winning $1,000 in three consecutive events across Kansas. And we ended the year with back-to-back cash wins between Thanksgiving and "Christmas Eve."
LIVE CASH GAMES: One - loss of C$85.
We realize this is not our strong suit, so we don't do it much anymore - only during our Canadian "church convention" vacation.
OTHER CASINO GAMES: Ultimate Texas Hold 'em - Up $12.50. Computer machine heads-up - Down $17. Blackjack - Up $62.50.
Considering we lost $280 at Ultimate in 2014, this was a nice reversal. Blackjack had a small increase from the year before. The Texas Hold 'em "heads up" machine at Hollywood Casino may have been removed after we visited there in March; we couldn't find it in August.
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF POKER: Regular - none. No-River Hold 'em - 1 final table in 4 games, one cash win.
That $10 win came in February. We had a tenth-place tournament at another tournament in mid-December, but that's not a final table because NLOP has gone to a "six-per-table" format there.
POKER STARS: Play money cash games - Up $20,183.
But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth... - Deuteronomy 8:18
The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it. - Proverbs 10:22
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. - Isaiah 26:3