World number three Neil Robertson scored three centuries as he routed Stephen Maguire 6-1 to secure his place in the UK Championship quarter-finals.
The 2013 winner added two fifty-plus breaks as he won six frames in a row to crush the world number 15 in York.
Scotland's Maguire scored a brilliant ton in the opening frame, but barely had a look-in after that.
"He was awesome. If he plays like that then he wins the tournament," Maguire told BBC Sport.
"That was a lesson. If I go back in time I couldn't really doing anything about it. But he can't keep that up, it's impossible. He was potting everything."
Maguire's opening-frame 118 was followed by breaks of 124, 76 and 101 by Cambridge-based Australian Robertson as he established a 3-1 interval lead.
The Scot, UK champion in 2004, was then incredibly unfortunate to go in off when on course to win the fifth frame.