Party boy David Gilbert reckons reverting back to the good old days away from the baize can propel him to World Championship glory.
And the 2019 semi-finalist issued a stirring statement of intent to potential last 16 opponent and world No.1 Judd Trump - 'I'm not scared.'
Gilbert breezed past Chris Wakelin 10-4 in his first round Crucible clash after a turbulent campaign on the World Snooker Tour.
The world No.15 has reached just a single ranking event quarter-final but says adopting a more carefree approach back home can catapult him back to the big time in Sheffield.
Gilbert, 39, said: "I've put in a hell of a lot of work since Christmas both on and off the table. I've tried to get myself in a better routine and I feel a lot fitter and happier.
"I just looked at my life, how I used to live and how I started to live.
"I had no routine in my life - lying about all day and not talking to anyone all day. It's not me.
"I'm a busy person and I'm very social. I changed quite a few things and went back to how I used to live.
"It's not quite how it was - partying on your own in a garage on a Saturday night isn't like being in a nightclub giving it large, but it's brought me back a bit."
Fired-up Gilbert will face either 2019 Crucible king Judd Trump or world No.49 Liam Highfield in the second round and added: "Obviously people are going to ask me about Judd next - he's a great player and plays the game the right way.
"But if he has a bit of an off day, you're going to get chances. It's just about if you stand up and take it.
"He's the best player in the world so it's a pretty tough one, but it's not daunting now - it's exciting."
Elsewhere over the weekend, defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan breezed past World Championship debutant Mark Joyce 10-4 in the first game of the tournament.
The Rocket turned on the style and cracked in three consecutive century breaks to finish with a flourish - only the eighth time the feat had been achieved in Crucible history.
Yesterday, Masters champion Yan Bingtao beat Martin Gould 10-6.
Sheffield-based Yan, 21, faces Shaun Murphy or Mark Davis in round two.
In-form Neil Robertson toppled Liang Wenbo 10-3 in the evening session.
The 2010 world champion knocked in three century breaks - and five of 50-plus - to book a second round clash against either Jack Lisowski or Ali Carter.
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