It was a day characterized by the repeated "All-in and a call!" sung out by dealers around the room at a constant, relentless pace, as short stacks and those with Easter commitments sought to divest themselves of their chips quickly and with as little pain as possible. Indeed, for a journalist on Day 2, much of the proceedings were spent dodging the men with cameras and cut-blocking the most boorish of spectators, both groups of whom migrated as one toward any sign of a poker-based altercation.
The day began with the two flights of Day 1 survivors amalgamating themselves into one cohesive unit, led by chip leader Eric Larcheveque. Its ranks included such notable names as both Surinder Sunar, Neil Channing, Finneran and Padraig Parkinson. They and their less-well-known compatriots will return at 2 p.m. (GMT) on Sunday to play down to the final table, a process that could take an hour or a week, depending on the number of chocolatey eggs each man should happen to find in his living room that morning.
PokerListings.com pauses for no chocolatey eggs; we'll be cool, calm and collected throughout the proceedings, bringing you still more comprehensive coverage of the Irish Poker Open and pacing you down to the final table as you try to look pious and still keep track of the pokering. Good luck and see you tomorrow!