Chris and Gabby Adcock safely navigated a route into the YONEX Denmark Open second round on Tuesday night to kickstart England's campaign in Odense.
The world number six husband and wife pair beat Sam and Chloe Magee, Ireland's brother-sister combination, 21-14, 21-11 over 31 minutes.
The Adcocks were beaten in the first round last year, but got their Superseries tilt off to the perfect start in this Anglo-Irish battle.
They turned an initial 10-6 lead into a 16-9 advantage in the opener against the Irish pair, with Chloe Magee playing her third match of the day.
And they held firm from 16-6 up in the second to win through to the second round against Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto on Thursday.
The Adcocks beat the Indonesians twice on tour last year.
"We felt we didn't start off amazingly well, but we built our way back to a solid level," said Gabby.
Rajiv Ouseph will play Denmark's rising star Viktor Axelsen in front of a partisan crowd on Wednesday evening in the men's singles.
Andrew Ellis and Peter Mills, fresh from their semi-final run at the Dutch Open at the weekend, also take on seeded opponents, China's Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan, in the men's doubles.
Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge will play the Indian pair who ended Ellis and Mills' run in Holland, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy.
Heather Olver and Lauren Smith are pitted against Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon, in the women's doubles.
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