Ronnie O’Sullivan is out of the Six Red World Championship after he was beaten 6-2 by Ding Junhui in the last 16.
O’Sullivan had previously stated to be targeting the event in Thailand, but missed some crucial shots which saw the match slip away.
Ding, who whitewashed O’Sullivan in the quarter-finals of the UK Championship earlier this season, will face Stuart Bingham in the last eight on Thursday at 11:30 GMT.
Ding took the opening frame with a 70 break after capitalising on a poor escape shot from O’Sullivan.
The Rocket won a lengthy second frame that lasted 20 minutes, a long time in the six-red format, but Ding soon restored his lead with a couple of scoring visits.
O’Sullivan was fighting out there and a 33 in frame four made it all square again, before two big moments saw the match go Ding’s way.
At 31-8 up in the fifth frame, O’Sullivan just needed the black off its spot to leave Ding requiring snookers, but he missed it.
Ding cleared all of the balls up to the final black, went for an ambitious double, which went wide to leave a black ball battle.
A long safety exchange went the way of the Chinese player after he doubled the black once again and sank it into the bottom right pocket to go 3-2 up.
It was a similar story in the next frame as O’Sullivan missed frame ball again, this time a red near the left cushion.
Ding stepped in and cleared the table to go two clear and won two more close frames to seal the win.
Trump defeats Williams in repeat of Masters final
Elsewhere in the last 16, Judd Trump beat Mark Williams 6-3 in a scrappy match.
Trump will go up against Hossein Vafaei on Table 1 in the quarter-finals, after the Iranian knocked out home favourite Noppon Saengkham.
In an all-Thai battle, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh prevailed 6-2 against Dechawat Poomjaeng, so will play Zhang Anda next, as the Chinese player beat crowd favourite James Wattana.
John Higgins’ good form continued as he had a 6-2 victory over Joe Perry, while Tom Ford beat Shoot Out champion Chris Wakelin.
Stuart Bingham whitewashed Ricky Walden 6-0 in the final last 16 match.
Six Red Snooker quarter-final schedule (11:30 GMT Thursday)
- Hossein Vafaei v Judd Trump
- Zhang Anda v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
- Tom Ford v John Higgins
- Ding Junhui v Stuart Bingham
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