Michael van Gerwen returned a place in the World Grand Prix quarter-finals However Gary Anderson, Michael Smith and James Wade crashed out
Van Gerwen was near flawless, dropping only a few legs in a much-improved revealing that saw him recording the highest average of the championship so far, but the big names continued to float with two-time world champion Anderson the largest to fall.
World No 28 Chris Dobey made one of the performances of his career to beat appeared out in the next round for the first time since 2015 and doubles.
Its now five of the eight seeds that were dumped out following Anderson, two-time Grand Prix champion Wade and World Championship runner-up Smith joined Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price, that fell on Monday.
However, world and four-time champion no 1 MvG stays to retain the title for the very first time.
Following labouring past Jamie Hughes about the opening night, the world upped his game considerably, and he advanced with Mervyn King which will stir Lots of memories to a quarter-final
King knocked out MvG at the UK Open while Van Gerwen defeat King to claim his first key title at the Citywest Hotel in 2012, and the pair will clash on Thursday.
Van Gerwen had lost his past two encounters with Jeffrey de Zwaan however since he drifted into the very first pair having a dazzling 134 and a remarkable 107 average to secure the collection, there was no repeat.
He powered on, taking the first two legs of the next group before took out a brilliant shanghai complete. But that postponed the inevitable since Van Gerwen took out another leg that was .
Van Gerwen raced into the conclusion despite his opening although de Zwaan grabbed one leg doubles as he eased with King, who produced two sets of brilliance to watch off into his showdown faltering somewhat James Wade.
King reeled off six of the previous eight legs to achieve the quarter-finals for the first time since his conduct in 2014, firing in seven 180s about the road to a win over two-time champion Wade.
With neither man excelling, it was Wade who got the better of their opening set, thanks to the main to a bunch of missed opportunities from King, none more than the fourth leg at which nine darts to degree went begging letting The Machine to seize the benefit.
King rallied in the moment, such as a streak that featured a 109 complete along with two maximums, along with a tight pair went the distance.
Wade double eight to degree after which stunned using a barrage of doubles to begin and doubles to finish that saw him march on.
In which the Flying Scotsman innovative Anderson and dobey performed a fourth circular classic at the World Championship, but Tuesday was the evening of Dobey with a performance.
Hollywood attained his major quarter-final using a success that owed later the opening Collection had been pinched by Anderson standing firm
Regardless of eight darts in his finishing doubles, Anderson edged after Dobey took a 134 with a set of dual shirts the opener which went all the way.
The Newcastle fan had been motivated with the Magpies success over Manchester United on Sunday and that he levelled the game with another high class second set going the space.
A group that was dominant took Dobey also Anderson continuing to throw away a bunch of opportunities and to the verge, the 29-year-old remained rock solid, extending his run to six consecutive legs which allowed a deserved and famous success to close .
Dobeys victory in the final match of the night a day crowed which had begun with Ian White shocking the seed Smith.
Bully Boy had struck on every one of his darts fighting back from 2-1 down having a display of finishing the inspirationbut that was as good White brought his floor form to the television 48, as it got.
With Smith incapable to push against his typical he was taken by Whites higher scoring power to the lead and following a run of six legs he stood within a pair of a quarter-final.
After losing seven successive legs the rot stopped however a far from compelling 20-dart leg which started on dual one suggested he had not found his shape.
A ruthless White took out 85 to proceed to the brink and while Smith levelled the group after a missed match dart out of his opponent, White stood firm only a second since 2015.
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