Mark Allen’s half-century break in the deciding frame clinched a 4-3 victory over Mark Davis in the first round of the Players Championship in Manchester.
The Antrim man hit a break of 123 in the first frame and came from 3-2 down to set up a last-16 tie with Mark King.
Barry Hawkins is also through after a 4-2 win over Michael Holt, while Matthew Selt beat Andrew Higginson 4-1.
Ryan Day enjoyed a 4-1 win over Kyren Wilson, with Robert Milkins beating Tian Pengfei by the same scoreline.
Thursday, 24 March
Second round (best of seven frames)
Matthew Selt (Eng) v Ben Woollaston (Eng)
Dominic Dale (Wal) v Shaun Murphy (Eng)
Mark Allen (NI) v Mark King (Eng)
Ryan Day (Wal) v Mike Dunn (Eng)
Marco Fu (HK) v Ricky Walden (Eng)
Judd Trump (Eng) v Ali Carter (Eng)
Ding Junhui (Chn) v Michael White (Wal)
Robert Milkins (Eng) v Barry Hawkins (Eng)
Friday, 25 March
Quarter-finals (best of seven frames)
Saturday, 26 March
Semi-finals (best of 11 frames)
NB: Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday, 27 March at 01:00 (1am) to mark the start of British Summer Time (BST).
Sunday, 27 March
Final (best of 19 frames)
Tuesday, 22 March
Ding Junhui (Chn) 4-1 David Gilbert (Eng)
Marco Fu (HK) 4-3 Alan McManus (Sco)
Shaun Murphy (Eng) 4-1 Liang Wenbo (Chn)
Ben Woollaston (Eng) 4-3 Jimmy Robertson (Eng)
Michael White (Wal) 4-2 Luca Brecel (Bel)
Allister Carter (Eng) 4-1 Graeme Dott (Sco)
Martin Gould (Eng) 1-4 Judd Trump (Eng)
Rory McLeod (Eng) 1-4 Mike Dunn (Eng)
Wednesday, 23 March
Barry Hawkins (Eng) 4-2 Michael Holt (Eng)
Matthew Selt (Eng) 4-1 Andrew Higginson (Eng)
Mark Allen (NI) 4-1 Mark Davis (Eng)
Mark King (Eng) 4-2 Sam Baird (Eng)
Ryan Day (Wal) 4-1 Kyren Wilson (Eng)
Tian Pengfei (Chn) 1-4 Robert Milkins (Eng)
Mark Williams (Wal) 3-4 Dominic Dale (Wal)
Tom Ford (Eng) 1-4 Ricky Walden (Eng)