An honorable and sporting gentleman should always allow his opponent a chance for redemption. I was not given such a chance, despite indulging my opponent by allowing him the more favorable terms in the original wager. Therefore, I hold my head high with honor intact, while my disreputable blackguard of an opponent has won himself only shame and ignominy.
Wait, what? Victory is the only objective. The bet was made in good faith, and you made great battle.