Michael van Gerwen qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts quarterfinals on Thursday. Brabant's number one in the world won in the second round in a show with 10-8 from Michael Smith. Fallen canvas for Wesley Harms.
Van Gerwen is still starting to get a little stiff. He was broken right and left behind 3-1. & # 39; Mighty Mike & # 39; bringing the score back to balance at 4-3 and, a little later, convinced of the victory when he led two feet for the first time and was allowed to pitch for the match.
Smith immediately retaliated and at 9-8 he even had the opportunity to double 20 to force the decisive nineteenth leg. He missed, after that Van Gerwen finished the job with his third match.
Van Gerwen took Saturday to place in the semi-final against Jonny Clayton, who was too strong 10-3 for Krzysztof Ratajski earlier at night.
The two-time world champion was then able to bounce back because of a surprise 5-4 defeat, he suffered despite averaging 107.92 against Welshman in the second group match.
Harms are disabled in the second round
Van Gerwens compatriot Harms was eliminated in the second round of the Grand Slam of Darts. The North Hollander lost 10-2 to Gary Anderson. He has no answer to Scotland's untrained scoring ability and therefore scored a much lower average: 87.97 at 101.22.
Number four in the BDO rankings still made a 3-0 deficit in the opening phase (3-2), but he failed to push it.
Harms has reached the second round with a second place finish in group C in the group stage after defeating James Wade (5-0) and victory over Mark Webster (5-3) and Keegan Brown (5-4).
Anderson fought Saturday in the quarter-finals in Germany Michael Unterbuchner, who held a pitch against Wade (10-6).