MICHAEL VAN GERWEN came from a set down to storm into the partypoker.com World Grand Prix quarter-finals with a 3-1 defeat of Kim Huybrechts on Tuesday night, as Jamie Lewis, Jelle Klaasen and Mark Webster caused second round upsets in Dublin.
FORMER champions Phil Taylor and James Wade were sensationally knocked out of the partypoker.com World Grand Prix by Vincent van der Voort and Mensur Suljovic on a thrilling night of first round action on Monday.
Taylor had travelled to Dublin aiming to win the double-start tournament for a 12th time since 1998, but saw his hopes dashed at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin as he lost in straight sets - despite missing the bullseye for a nine-dart finish!
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN overcame a scare against Keegan Brown as he opened the defence of his partypoker.com World Grand Prix title with a hard-fought 2-1 win on Sunday night, as Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith and Jamie Lewis prevailed in sudden-death legs.
World number one van Gerwen had looked set to cruise through to the last 16 at the Citywest Hotel when he took the opening set without reply against the World Youth Champion and also led by a leg in the second set.