Four-time winner John Higgins booked his place in the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championships after completing a 13-1 thrashing of Jack Lisowski in Sheffield today.
Englishman Lisowski staved off the embarrassment of becoming only the second player to be whitewashed at the Crucible by winning the 11th frame.
But he was comfortably beaten by Higgins, who in the 13th frame made only the fourth 146 break in the tournament's history.
The 146 was the highest break of this year's tournament thus far and one of three centuries the Scot made against Lisowski.
"I felt for Jack a little bit," Higgins was reported as saying by BBC Sport.
"It is the worst feeling in the world and the worst venue in the world when you are really struggling.
"The harder you try, the worse it gets.
"I could see what he was going through."
Higgins' last-eight match is due to be against the winner of the all-English encounter between Judd Trump and Ricky Walden.
Jump and Walden are tied at 8-8 and are scheduled to continue tomorrow.
Today’s other second-round matches saw Wales’ Mark Williams move into a 10-6 lead over England’s Robert Milkins and China's Ding Junhui finish the day 12-4 ahead against Scotland's Anthony McGill.
Those matches are also due to resume tomorrow.
World number three Ding won the first session of his contest 8-0 and maintained that advantage over McGill with the second session ending 4-4.
The 31-year-old is considered the favourite for the title with holder Mark Selby and five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan both having suffered elimination.