Mark Selby will meet Judd Trump in the quarter-finals of the Six-red World Championship in Thailand after they both fought through the first two rounds of knockout play.
The top two players in the world are in the same quarter of the draw after Trump only managed to finish third in his group at the round-robin stage.
Defending champion Selby has won every match he has played in the event so far though although he had his biggest test to date in the last 32 when he beat former 15-reds world champion Ken Doherty 6-5.
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He played another former world champion in the last 16 – Graeme Dott – but this time enjoyed a more straightforward 6-3 success.
Trump edged out Wuxi Classic finalist Stuart Bingham 6-4 in his last 32 match before defeating Iranian player Hossein Vafaei Ayouri next 6-1.
Wuxi Classic winner Ricky Walden continued his strong form as victories over Jimmy White and Joe Perry secured him his place in the last eight.
Last 16 results [seeding] (a) denotes amateur
Mark Selby  6-3 Graeme Dott 
Judd Trump  6-1 Hossein Vafaei Ayouri
Dominic Dale  6-5 Tom Ford 
Shaun Murphy  6-2 Barry Hawkins 
Issara Kachaiwong (a) 6-5 T Thirapongpaiboon
Ricky Walden  6-3 Joe Perry 
Mark Davis  6-5 Stephen Lee 
Panompai Powises (a) 6-5 Aditya Mehta
Last 32 results
Mark Selby  6-5 Ken Doherty 
Graeme Dott  6-5 Noppon Saengkham (a)
Judd Trump  6-4 Stuart Bingham 
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri 6-2 Andrew Higginson 
Dominic Dale  6-4 Mark J Williams 
Tom Ford  6-4 Marco Fu 
Barry Hawkins  6-5 Saleh Mohammad (a)
Shaun Murphy  6-5 James Wattana 
Issara Kachaiwong (a) 6-4 Lee Walker (a)
T Thirapongpaiboon 6-5 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Joe Perry  6-4 Darren Morgan (a)
Ricky Walden  6-3 Jimmy White 
Stephen Lee  6-1 Matthew Stevens 
Mark Davis  6-1 Steve Davis 
Aditya Mehta 6-4 Dechawat Poomjaeng 
Panompai Powises (a) 6-4 Rodney Goggins (a)
Mark Selby  v Judd Trump 
Dominic Dale  v Shaun Murphy 
Issara Kachaiwong (a) v Ricky Walden 
Mark Davis  v Panompai Powises (a)
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