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Taylor Sets Up van Gerwen Showpiece In Blackpool

Phil Taylor has set up a mouth watering quarter final with world number one Michael van Gerwen, in his last ever World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Taylor has won the World Matchplay fifteen times and would love to add another before he hangs up his darts. Sadly in his way, there is a nearly unstoppable Dutchman. Taylor and van Gerwen have struck up a tense rivalry since 2012, when a young van Gerwen had just started his rise to darting stardom. Which at times has had unsavoury…

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Anderson Out Of The World Matchplay

Daryl Gurney caused the biggest upset at this years Betvictor World Matchplay, as he dumped out the world number two and second seed Gary Anderson. This was the biggest win of Gurney’s career to date, as he booked a quarter-final spot against Mensur Suljovic. The Northern Ireland star produced a stunning display from start to finish, as he averaged 103 and a massive 55% on his finishing. Anderson raced to a 3-0 lead in the early stages, but a 104 finished gave Gurney a lifeline going into the first break….

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Taylor Hails van Gerwen As the Greatest Ever

After his crushing defeat in the World Matchplay final, Phil Taylor hailed Michael van Gerwen as the greatest ever. After his 16 world titles, Taylor is regarded at the finest player ever to pick up a dart, but his last world title was back in 2013, and his last TV major was the World Matchplay in 2014. Van Gerwen has dominated Taylor in the last two finals they met in, the Premier League final in May and Sunday’s nights Matchplay final. Over the two finals van Gerwen has an aggregate…

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Van Gerwen Cuts The Power In Blackpool

Michael van Gerwen retained his World Matchplay title after beating Phil Taylor 18-10, in front of a packed house at the Winter Gardens. After both had comfortable semi-finals wins on Saturday night, the dream final of the best ever against the best in the world now had the darting world gripped. It was also a repeat of the 2014 final when Taylor left van Gerwen in tears. This time around both players were in much different places. That was Taylor’s last TV major win, and since then van Gerwen has…

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Michael van Gerwen Spices Up His Semi-Final With Adrian Lewis

Michael van Gerwen and Adrian will lock horns in the World Matchplay semi-final, on Saturday night at the Winter Gardens. The pair both came through their quarter-finals against Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright. The duo are often compared due to their age and styles. MvG has spiced up the semi-final, when being interview by Skysports van Gerwen claimed that if he plays at his best then “Lewis can’t reach my level.” This was in response to Lewis almost gloating, about beating Michael at the World Cup of Darts. With three…

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Exclusive Chat With The 1988 World Champion Bob Anderson

I had the pleasure of sitting down with the 1988 World Champion Bob Anderson. Anderson was one of the founding members of the PDC back in 1993. Now happily retired from the professional game, Bob is still involved in the sport he loves on the exhibition circuit as well as keeping a keen eye on the modern game. I had the chance to ask Bob some of your great questions.   Did you prefer playing at Lakeside or the Circus Tavern?   As far as success I won one major…

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World Matchplay Runners and Riders

World number one Michael van Gerwen will be looking to defend the crown he won last year, but in what has been described as the best World Matchplay lineup ever, it could be the Dutchman’s toughest test yet. So far in 2016 van Gerwen has raised the bar in darts to unbelievable heights. Van Gerwen has already won the first three majors in 2016 winning: The Masters, UK Open and the Premier League and set a new record TV averaging of 123.40 in Aberdeen when he beat Michael Smith 7-1….

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Hat-Trick For Anderson

Gary Anderson snatched a hat-trick of World Series titles, by winning the Tokyo Masters beating world number one Michael van Gerwen 8-6. Having already won in Dubai and Auckland, Anderson would have already been full of confidences as the World Matchplay approaches. Van Gerwen had won the other World Series event in Shanghai last weekend. Now the top two players in the world would now go head to head again. The pair shared the first ten legs as they all went with the throw, until the 11th leg when the…

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World Matchplay 1st Round Draw

The draw for the first round of the BetVictor World Matchplay has been done, and it’s fair to say there are some significant ties that we can all look forward to. Michael van Gerwen is the reigning champion and will be looking to get off to a great start as he faces Jamie Caven. The Dutch giant won the championship last year, seeing off James Wade in the final to take home the trophy and a massive pay cheque of £100,000. He will be looking forward to returning to Blackpool…

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Tough Looking Test For Taylor After The Tokyo Masters 1st Round Draw

The draw for the 2016 Tokyo Masters is now complete. The reigning champion Phil Taylor will start his defence against Haruki Muramatsu, this coming Wednesday. Taylor has the toughest looking of the first round games, as Muramatsu is the most experienced Japanese player. Muramatsu has played Taylor on three occasions but lost all three. The Japanese star should be used to playing on the big stage, as he has competed in four PDC World Championships and twice at the World Cup of Darts.     Taylor will be looking to…

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