JUDD Trump and Shaun Murphy cruised to comfortable first round wins on the second day of the UK Championship.
Trump, who won the UK title four years ago when he burst onto the limelight, sealed his place in the next round after a 6-1 victory over Hammad Miah,
And Murphy, who reached the final of the World Championship earlier this year, compiled seven breaks of 50 or more in a 6-1 win over Ashley Hugill.
The biggest casualty of the second day was Welshman Matthew Stevens who fell to an agonising 6-5 defeat to Chris Wakelin.
In a see-saw contest throughout, Stevens lost on the final black after his attempted double missed the target.
Another enthralling match saw Jamie Cope come back from 4-1 down to beat Rory McLeod in a final frame decider.