Totally agreed Dan. I love to play too, and the only way to play consistently is to play games filled with beginners and novices. Its next to impossible to maintain Grandmaster status. I've played 700 games, so there's no way 1 loss because a moron kamikaze novice guns for me should result in losing 300 ranking units!
Ransoms? I don't follow. I'm frequently at Grandmaster level and it bothers me when I drop back to Master, but i love to play.....so I take on all comers anyway!
True - I was ranked around 500... but once you reach Grandmaster level, it seems all the other players gang up on you lol
Next thing I know... I've lost 2 or 3 games and I'm ranked about 2,500 haha
Overall I've played almost 150 games and won over two thirds of them
Wow, winning 2/3 is huge. Are you playing 6 player games?
Yes, always 5/6 player games with Fixed Cards - the secret is putting the Turn Timer to 5/8 minutes... so you have plenty of time to think, which reduces the chance of you making bad moves lol