Tian Pengfei needed a blue ball shoot-out to edge past Mark King and advance to the third round of the Coral Shoot Out at Watford Colosseum.

The duo were locked at 47-47 after the 10-minute time limit in the one-frame format, meaning both players had to take alternative shots at a re-spotted blue ball until one was missed - similarly to a penalty shootout.

King and Pengfei both potted their first two attempts before the Englishman failed at his third try, with the Chinese cueman holding his nerve to sink his third successive blue ball to move into the last 32.

Mark Williams, the highest ranked player still in the tournament at world number seven, backed up his first-round whitewash of Li Hang with a 52 break to defeat James Wattana by a 55-45 scoreline, where he will take on Allan Taylor.

Akani Songsermsawad produced a wonderful 95 break to ease into the third round after beating David Gilbert 95-0, while 2016 runner-up Luca Brecel progressed alongside Ali Carter and Joe Perry.

Stuart Bingham, the 2015 world champion, racked up a 60 break to go through but veteran Jimmy White crashed out to Billy Joe Castle.