Gary Wilson produced a brilliant maximum break at the UK Championship on his way to beating Ian Burns 6-2 in the first round.
The world No 21 achieved the fourth 147 of his career in the sixth frame to the delight of the crowd at the York Barbican. Clearing the table, he celebrated with a raised fist - and the audience responded with more cheers.
The 36-year-old, who has never got past the fourth round, was the highest-ranked player in action in the morning session on day two - and he did not disappoint, showing his class to record a dominant victory.
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World No 1 Mark Selby made five half-century breaks as he won 6-2 against Ross Muir while the score was even more emphatic for David Gilbert, who beat Alfie Burden 6-1. The world No 23 was also in good form, achieving a century break of 131 in the sixth frame as he cruised into round two.
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Mark Williams beat Lei Peifan 6-3, helped by back-to-back century breaks (106 and 112), and three-time champion Ding Junghui knocked in a 129 in his 6-2 win over Zhang Anda.
Ricky Walden, seeded 24th, was given a tough test by world No 105 Craig Steadman, but eventually came out on top 6-4, while Stuart Carrington claimed a straight forward win over Zhao Jianbo and Cao Yupeng made two century breaks in a 6-1 win over Jamie Jones.
Barry Hawkins made four half-century breaks in a 6-1 victory against Reanne Evans.
Liam Highfield played himself into the tournament with a 6-3 victory against Jamie Wilson and Nappon Saengkham beat Aaron Hill 6-2.
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