It’s the penultimate ranking event of the season and the last tournament in the lucrative Coral Series.
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The Scot is in line to complete a £250,000 windfall after beating the world champion on Wednesday.
With one victory already recorded, the quartet is each one step closer to claiming the top prize on Friday.
The Scot only qualified to compete in the tournament after the withdrawal of China’s Ding Junhui last week.
The ranking tournament was originally supposed to be staged in March but got cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The first Players Championship semi-final gets under way later on Friday with the contest between Judd Trump and Stephen Maguire.
Judd Trump and John Higgins will face each other in the first Players Championship quarter-final later on Wednesday – a repeat of last year’s World Championship final.
Seven former Welsh Open champions began the 2020 edition of the ranking event strongly as the action got under way on Monday in Cardiff.
A dramatic opening night at the World Grand Prix saw Ronnie O’Sullivan edge through to the second round at the Centaur in Cheltenham on Monday.