I posted this on Physics forum (sorry for my infidelity) But thanks to MrAnchovy, we found the error:
MY MISTAKE: After eliminating 0,1,2, etc. candidates, I choose the next best one and considered it a WIN if that number was better than all the previous. It should have only been a WIN if that number (their absolute rank) was a 1. I ran through it again and got the proper numbers
Note: It took over 200 views in PF and 45 views here... almost 250 view before the error was caught. But hey, that's the power in numbers.
Thanks to all who gave it a shot.