Judd Trump He started the Six Red World Championships with a win. Thailand With Ricky Walden’s 5-0 whitewash on Monday.

Playing at the event for the first time since 2015, Trump wasted no time clinching the Group D opening, which put him at the top of the last 16.

Trump is not taking things lightly as he plans to build momentum ahead of his bid for a second world title at the Crucible next month.

He told the World Snooker Tour: “The standard is incredibly difficult and I think that’s the case this season more than ever.

“It was the widest open season to go to the World Championship. I know we say this all the time, but this really is it.

“There have been many first-time winners and a lot of people you didn’t expect at the best events. There is a carnage in the qualifying at the moment and that makes the season end in an interesting way.”

Hossein took his place in the next stage after defeating Vafaei John Higgins 5-1, but the defending champion Stephen Maguire fell after a 5-2 consecutive loss. Ding Junhui and Zhang Anda.