Impressive Van Gerwen too good for Chisnall in Cardiff

Dave Chisnall was beaten by Michael van Gerwen at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Thursday night. Picture: Lawrence Lustig.
Dave Chisnall was beaten by Michael van Gerwen at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Thursday night. Picture: Lawrence Lustig.
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Reigning Betway Premier League champion Michael Van Gerwen returned to the top of the table with an impressive 7-1 win over Dave Chisnall at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Thursday night, averaging 104.25 and hitting 50 percent of his darts at a double.

The Dutchman had lost his first game of the season a week ago against Raymond van Barneveld, but showed no mercy as he defied five 180s from Chisnall with a dominant display.

“I had to play well tonight and I’m happy that I did,” said Van Gerwen.

“The pressure was on me because I want to be back on top of the table where I belong and where I’ve worked hard for.

“When you lose a game, like last week, you’re upset but tonight I enjoyed it again.

“I’m a happy man and I’m already looking forward to next week.”