Kyren Wilson made a strong start to the UK Championship as he opened with a 6-2 win over Soheil Vahedi.
After sharing the opening two frames of the match, Wilson pulled away with back-to-back breaks of 71 and 56.
The world No 4 clinched the result by winning the last three frames in a row, with breaks of 110 and 86 sealing his progress. The century break saw Wilson take his career tally to 299.
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Wilson, who hasn’t yet made it past the quarter-finals of the UK Championship, will face Jak Jones in the next round after he held off a comeback from Oliver Lines.
Jones looked to be cruising at 5-1 up, but Lines won three frames in a row to cut the gap to 5-4. The 10th frame went back and forth before Jones won 69-57 to secure his place in the next round.
Anthony McGill booked his place in the second round without dropping a frame against Iulian Boiko.
David Grace made two half-century breaks and a 104 as he beat Peter Devlin 6-2 while Dominic Dale made a 129 break in his 6-4 win over Ashley Carty.
Zhou Yuelong was also a comfortable winner as he progressed with a 6-1 win over Chen Zifan.
Shaun Murphy and John Higgins both play in the evening session on Tuesday while Ronnie O’Sullivan starts his bid for an eighth UK Championship title on Wednesday evening.
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