Reigning world champion Stuart Bingham, home favorite Ding Junhui and Judd Trump defeated their first round opponents to reach the last-16 stage.
Stuart Bingham, who has won the Shanghai Masters 12 months ago, began his title defense with an easy 5-2 victory against the wildcard round winner Fang XiongMan.
The 39-year-old Essex man started well, winning the first three frames of the match before XiongMan replied with one frame of his own.
Bingham then scored a solid break of 97 in frame five to get one frame away from a safe land.
XiongMan scored a superb break of 104 in frame six, showing his snooker skills before Bingham won the seventh frame and the match.
Bingham will face Mike Dunn in the last-16 stage, Dunn beat Marco Fu 5-3 in the first round match.
The 2012 Shanghai Masters finalist, Judd Trump stormed into the first round match defeating Robert Milkins 5-0 in less then 90 minutes.
Trump scored great breaks of- 53, 74, 122 and 62, leaving his opponent speechless to reach a career second Shanghai Masters last-16.
The Bristolian will meet Matthew Selt in the second round match, Selt has progressed to last 16 after Ricky Walden has pulled out the event following the arrival of his first child.
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Home Favorite Ding Junhui cruised to his Shanghai Maters first round match defeating The Scotsman Alan McManus 5-1.
Ding, who has won The Shanghai Masters two years ago, would be delighted to win it once again in front of his own crowd.
The world #3 won the first frame before McManus claimed the second frame of the match.
The Star of the East then won four consecutive frames, scoring breaks of 66, 104 and 74, to win the match and secure a last-16 appearance.
Tom Ford 5-2 Han Bin
Jamie Cope 5-2 Lin Shuai
Kyren Wilson 5-1 Wang Yuchen
Marco Fu 3-5 Mike Dunn
Stephen Maguire 1-5 Michel Holt
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