Mark Williams qualified for the third round of the Welsh Open with a 4-2 win over Joe Perry.
The pair then swapped frames, but Williams’ breaks of 55, 58 and 73 got him to victory.
Stephen Maguire, the eighth seed, defeated Matthew Selt in the second match to end the day.
Mark Selby, one of Williams’ rivals for the championship overall, had a 4-3 win against Joe O’Connor.
Pang Junxu defeated Martin O’Donnell 4-2 and the Swiss Alexander Ursenbacher lost 4-3 to Jordan Brown.
Williams’ compatriot Jak Jones was won by Mark King defeated 4-2 while Barry Hawkins defeated Anthony McGill 4-3.