Razma did so by silencing the home crowd in Prague seeing off Adam Gawlas, the UK Open semi-finalist and one of two main Czech hopes alongside Karel Sedlacek in action tonight.
It was a 6-3 win for Razma with three ton plus checkouts including a 152 for the Latvian and 50% on the outer ring in an accomplished display.
Tournament Centre 2023 Czech Darts Open: Schedule of play, results, TV Guide and prize money breakdown
Ross Smith dealt with debutant Jani Laurila 6-3 who made a good account of himself with an 87 average and 3/4 on the doubles but the European Champion averaged just shy of 100 with seven 180's.
Steve Beaton is also through coming from 4-2 down to see off Darius Labanauskas 6-4. It was four straight legs in succession in a brilliant comeback win for the evergreen 'Bronzed Adonis'.