Young star Luca Brecel's chances of qualifying for the Wuxi Classic remain alive after a narrow 5-4 win over Dechawat Poomjaeng in Sheffield.
The 17-year-old Belgian will now meet Jamie Burnett in the third of four qualifying rounds at the World Snooker Academy as players compete for a spot at the first ranking event of the season.
Sixteen players will progress from Sheffield to the tournament in China, which takes place at the end of June.
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Joining proceedings at Thursday's third round stage will be the likes of Jimmy White, Steve Davis, Alan McManus and Matthew Selt.
The fourth and final round plays out on Friday.
Round two results:
Jimmy Robertson 5-0 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
James Wattana 1-5 Aditya Mehta
Simon Bedford 5-0 Chen Zhe
Adam Duffy 3-5 Tony Drago
Dechawat Poomjaeng 4-5 Luca Brecel
Mark Joyce 5-3 Fraser Patrick
Michael White 5-3 Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon
Yu De Lu 4-5 Rod Lawler
Barry Pinches 5-0 Tian Pengfei
Alfie Burden 5-3 Martin O'Donnell
Li Yan 5-2 Adrian Gunnell
David Gilbert 5-3 Paul Davison
Passakorn Suwannawat 5-1 Michael Wasley
Andy Hicks 1-5 Kurt Maflin
Liu Chuang 5-4 Craig Steadman
Peter Lines 5-4 Joel Walker
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