Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen is in second round action later.
He begins his match with four-time Crucible champion John Higgins in the afternoon session.
This morning sees Kyren Wilson resume 5-3 up on 2015 winner, Stuart Bingham.
There’s an all-Chinese meeting of Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo.
And Ronnie O’Sullivan will resume 6-2 up on 2005 winner, Shaun Murphy.