Judd Trump ended Stephen Maguire’s run at the Scottish Open with a 5-2 win in their quarter-final on Friday.
Trump won the first two frames before Glaswegian Maguire replied, but the world number three made it 4-1 and a 43 clearance in the seventh sealed it.
Earlier, Neil Robertson prevailed in a final-frame decider to win 5-4 against China’s Xiao Guodong.
The Australian will face either Ronnie O’Sullivan or John Higgins, who play their quarter-final from 19:00 GMT.
Trump will face either Ricky Walden or Cao Yupeng, who feature in the other last-eight match.
Robertson rattled in consecutive centuries from 2-1 down – 114 and 128 – and seized his chance to seal victory from Guodong’s break-off in the decider.
He believes his recent commitment to extensive practice is paying off.
“The last couple of months, with the amount of practice I am doing, I am seeing my game reach another level, particularly in the scoring department,” he said.
“I feel as if I am playing better than I ever have done. If I keeper producing these kind of performances, opponents know that if they miss, I am going to clear the table.”