There were a lot of short stacks clinging to life and hoping to make it in the money. Odds were one of them would be the bubble boy, but instead it turned out to be a player who could have coasted to the money.
It happened when Viacheslav Goryachev opened for 18,000 and Jens Lakemeier three-bet him to 39,000. Action folded back around to Goryachev and he announced that he was all in for 247,000. Much to the surprise, and no doubt delight, of the rest of the table, Lakemeier snap-called.
The players didn't revealed their cards until action had concluded at the other tables, and when they did Goryachev discovered the bad news.
The railbirds were several deep all around the table, with many of the high rollers coming to see if they were about to earn at least a €17,750 payday. The flop left Goryachev in need of running cards, which meant when the blanked on the turn the bubble was burst.
The meaningless was put out on the river to make it official, and then Goryachev headed to the exit as the bubble boy.