Six-time champion Michael van Gerwen misses darts for two separate nine-darters en route to a 3-2 defeat to Chris Dobey in the World Huge Prix second round.
Michael van Gerwen has misplaced 3-2 to Chris Dobey in the World Huge Prix second round in a match where he neglected darts for two nine-darters.
The six-time champion of the double-in tournament regarded in imperious manufacture during his first-round win over Josh Rock, nevertheless his strive to blueprint discontinuance every other crown in this format was halted by a relentless Dobey.
In opposition to the finish of space one, Van Gerwen neglected the bull for a 161 checkout and extremely finest leg, and he did the the same on the beginning of the second space, missing the bull for a 170 finish on that event.
To his credit, he was ready to win six of the following eight legs to initiate up a 2-1 advantage, nevertheless a neglected bull strive for the match on the finish of the fourth space allowed Dobey to capitalise.
Dobey completed the victory, one in every of doubtlessly the most primary of his occupation, with a 156 checkout, ending the contest with a 91.87 real looking.
DOBEY STUNS MICHAEL VAN GERWEN!! 😲
Oh. My. Note.
It be simply RIDICULOUS from Chris Dobey as a 156 finish sends Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen OUT of the 2023 BoyleSports World Huge Prix 🤯
What a recreation, and what a win for Dobey!
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In the intervening time, Joe Cullen came via a thrilling contest against Ross Smith with a 3-1 victory, with three of the sets going the distance.
The pair shared an astonishing 17 180s between them in four sets, Cullen posting an spectacular 94.64 real looking given the format.
Peter Wright came from behind to scrutinize off Ryan Searle by a 3-1 scoreline, while Luke Humphries advanced via his encounter versus Luke Woodhouse with a 3-0 win.
Those pair will now meet in the quarter-finals, with Dobey and Cullen also squaring off, while Michael Smith and Gerwyn Mark will play Andrew Gilding and Martin Schindler respectively.
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