By Brian Barry at the Citywest Hotel
Last update: 10.11.19, 21:52
Michael van Gerwen faces Dave Chisnall in the final of the World Grand Prix, after both players won dominant semi-final victories on Friday night in Dublin.
The reigning champion was too strong for Chris Dobey when he sort of disassembled the Englishman, and it looked like he had some other equipment in reserve.
Earlier in the evening Chisnall finished Glen Durrants debut when Chizzy qualified for his first big final since 2016.
World Grand Prix: Semifinals on Friday
|Glen Durrant 1-4 Dave Chisnall|
|Michael van Gerwen 4-0 Chris Dobey|
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October 12, 2019, 8:00 pm
Michael van Gerwen is unbeaten in his last 26 games against Dave Chisnall
Imperious MvG in another decision maker
World number 1 remains on course to successfully defend the Grand Prix title for the first time, securing the fifth overall crown.
& # 39; Mighty Mike & # 39; went 1-0 with minimal effort before Dobey scored a reaction. The 2019 Premier League contender opened a 2-0 lead in the second set as he took care of the level.
MvG would not sniff him. The unrestrained Dutchman curbed his opponent directly and interrupted his mind by winning the set 3-1, thanks to a 156 checkout in the final leg.
From then on it was a pure formality. MvG was active at a higher level and always had the control and broke off with the third sentence decider.
The final set was a game when the Dutchman sealed his last berth with an average of 91.41.
This form makes it difficult to describe a scenario that does not culminate in another MvG title on Saturday night.
Chizzy enters the final as Duzza's run ends
Dave Chisnall is in his fifth major PDC final after a dominant 4-1 win over Glen Durrant in Citywest.
The Grand Prix runner-up in 2013 was a big win for his win and retired each time the former BDO-Königsdorn returned to the fight.
It was Chizzy who took the early lead and averaged 90 to win the first set 3-0. After Duzza had missed two darts for a break in the first leg of the game, Chisnall pounced on the first set.
Durrant had to settle down urgently, and just as he had done earlier this week against Krzysztof Ratajski and Jermaine Wattimena, he shook off the early cobwebs to rejoin the competition. After a throw in the first leg of the second set, he interrupted Chizzy with a breathtaking checkout before sealing the third with flying colors.
The three-time Lakeside champ continued his hot series with a 1-0 lead. As Duzza shot forward, Chizzy needed something to break his opponent's swing – and a 170 finish was just the ticket.
In fact, the big fish was the most important turning point in the match. The former Premier League star again took the lead and took third place in a deciding leg.
He did not look back from there. A 140-test helped Chizzy for the fourth set. Despite a late setback in the fifth of Duzza, it was not enough.
Chisnall is only one step away from his very first PDC Major title, with a well-known opponent in the way. MvG overthrew the Englishman in the final of the 2016 Masters and Players Championship Finals – Chizzy hopes it's a third stroke of luck.
The coverage of the World Grand Prix ends on Saturday with the final Sky sports action and Sky Sports main event from 20 o'clock.