James Wade moved into the second round of the PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Jamie Lewis.
The three-time semi-finalist was rarely troubled as he took the first set 3-1 but Lewis hit back to level things up, taking the second 3-2.
Wade lost his throw in the first game of the next but recovered to take it 3-1 and then eased through the fourth to advance.
Kim Huybrechts put in an impressive performance as he beat Michael Mansell 3-0.
The Belgian hit just one maximum but recorded 16 throws of 140 or more as he won 3-1 3-2 3-2.
PDC Darts World Championship 2014
PDC Darts World Championship 2014
1/11 Brendan Dolan 3 Nolan Arendse 0
Brendan Dolan progressed to the second round as he beat South African Nolan Arendse
2/11 Raymond van Barneveld 3 Rowby-John Rodriguez 0
Raymond van Barneveld hit his best form to beat Rowby-John Rodriguez
3/11 Michael Smith 3 Mensur Suljovic 1
Michael Smith battled back from a set down to see off Mensur Suljovic
4/11 Alastair Cook 1 James Anderson 0
England Test captain Alastair Cook beat his team-mate James Anderson in an exhibition one-leg shootout
5/11 Peter Wright 3 Gerwyn Price 0
Peter Wright breezed past Gerwyn Price 3-0 to book his place in the second round
6/11 Phil Taylor 3 Jyhan Artut 0
Phil Taylor celebrates his first round victory over Jyhan Artut
7/11 Keegan Brown 3 John Part 2
Keegan Brown knocked out former champion John Part in the first game of the tournament
8/11 Cristo Reyes 4 Christian Perez 0
Cristo Reyes enjoyed an incredible night as he beat Christian Perez 4-0 in the preliminary round before upsetting the odds to knockout Wes Newton
9/11 Jelle Klaasen 3 Christian Kist 1
Jelle Klaasen beat his Dutch compatriot Christian Kist 3-1
10/11 Michael van Gerwen 3 Joe Cullen 1
Michael van Gerwen was pushed all the way in his 3-1 victory over Joe Cullen
11/11 Wes Newton 2 Cristo Reyes 3
Wes Newton suffered a shock 3-2 defeat after sudden death to Cristo Reyes
He will next face Ian White who was a 3-1 winner over John Michael.
Dave Chisnall overcame some poor fortune on his way to a 3-0 win against Ryan de Vreede.
The 34-year-old saw a number of darts bounce out of the treble bed but still kept his calm to win 3-1 3-0 3-2.
In the afternoon session, Benito van de Pas created an upset on his debut as he knocked out 25th seed Paul Nicholson 3-2.
The Dutchman took the opening set 3-0 but Nicholson hit back to take the second by the same score, including a 116 checkout.
That clearly gave Nicholson confidence and he took the next 3-1 but Van de Pas found his stride to force a decider and a 109 finish gave the 21-year-old a 3-0 win in the fifth and a place in the second round.
"That was awesome," he said. "I started really well, but in the second and the third set I wasn't playing very well so just had to stay in it."
Chisnall is next up for Van de Pas.
Mark Webster will take on Phil Taylor in the next round after beating Ron Meulenkamp 3-1.
The 2008 BDO world champion raced into a 2-0 lead taking the first two sets 3-1 and 3-2 before Meulenkamp hit back with a 3-0 set to make it 2-1.
Both men struggled to find the doubles in the fourth set but Webster eventually ensured his progress on double one.
"I'm up for playing Phil, for me he's still the best there is, but I won't be scared of him," he said. "I'm not trying to rub him up the wrong way or anything like that but I have beaten him before here, not many other people have.
"Every time you play Phil you have to see it as a massive opportunity to go up there and show what you can do and that's exactly how I'll approach it."
Dean Winstanley also progressed with a 3-2 win over Wayne Jones while Kevin Painter was a 3-1 winner over Russian qualifier Boris Koltsov.
1st rd: Benito Van de Pas (Ned) bt Paul Nicholson (Aus) 3-2
Preliminary rd: Boris Koltsov (Rus) bt Haruki Muramatsu (Jpn) 4-2
1st rd: Mark Webster (Wal) bt Ron Meulenkamp (Ned) 3-1
1st rd: Dean Winstanley (Eng) bt Wayne Jones (Eng) 3-2
Ist rd: Kevin Painter (Eng) bt Boris Koltsov (Rus) 3-1
1st rd: Kim Huybrechts (Bel) bt Mickey Mansell (NIrl) 3-0
Preliminary rd: John Michael (Cyp) bt Jani Havisto (Fin) 4-1
1st rd: Dave Chisnall (Eng) bt Ryan De Vreede (Ned) 3-0
1st rd: James Wade (Eng) bt Jamie Lewis (Wal) 3-1
1st rd: Ian White (Eng) bt John Michael (Eng) 3-1