Michael van Gerven qualified for the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts on Thursday. Brabant number one in the world won the second round in a 10-8 show of Michael Smith.
Van Gerven had a startling start. He was broken in the open leg and then came to a deficit of 3-1.
Mighty Mike tied the score with 4-3 and was sure from the moment of victory later, when he first won the 2nd leg for the first time at 8-7.
Smith immediately retreated and even got a chance for 20-8 to double the decisive leg, but missed it, and Van Gerven finished the job with his third games.
Van Gerven on Saturday took the place in the semifinals against Jonny Claiton, who was too strong 10-3 for Krzysztof Ratajsky earlier in the evening.
Mighty Mike can then be forgiven for the surprising loss of 5-4 he had, despite the average of 107.92 against Welshman in the second match.
Harms is disabled in the second round
Wesley Harms was eliminated on Thursday in the second round of the Grand Slam Darts. The North Goalkeeper lost 10-2 to Gary Anderson.
Harms did not have any answer to the ability to score unqualified Anderson and therefore scored much lower average (87.97 to 101.22 points in three arrows).
The fourth number at BDO ranking was still in the opening phase (3-2) was still less than 3-0, but failed to break through.
Harms came in second round, finishing second in Group C in Group Stage after defeating James Wade (5-0) and defeating Mark Webster (5-3) and Keegan Brown.
Anderson on Saturday in the quarter-finals against Michael Unterbuchner, who was in the evening against Vade (10-6).