Dork in the lead should have bet $2,601.
Yeah, that's what they ALWAYS bet. That's the only thing unusual in this case.
It might not be a bad idea actually. The "Dork" still wins $16k and he gets to come back the next day to face the same two opponents. Maybe he felt his opponents were chumps and wanted to face them again.
"And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere. But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear." - The Rains of Castamere