Grand Slam of Darts 2017 Live Stream Online.Michael van Gerwen is looking to claim a third successive Grand Slam of Darts title and goes into the tournament as the No1 seed.
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Peter Wright cruised into the semi-finals at the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts, as he defeated Glen Durrant 16-10 in Wolverhampton, England, on Friday.
The BDO champion was off the pace, missing the doubles as Snakebite flexed his muscle at the oche.
Gary Anderson defeated Mensur Suljovic 16-12 in a tight encounter, but the two-time world champion produced the extra quality he needed late in the contest.
Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor both carved out 5-1 victories in their opening encounters at the oche, defeating Ross Montgomery and Peter Machin, respectively.
There was a shock as James Wade was beaten 5-1 by Robbie Green, but Raymond van Barneveld cruised to a 5-1 win against Jamie Hughes.
The big names of darts grabbed mandatory wins in the first group games of the Grand Slam of Darts, as Van Gerwen and Taylor made short work of their opponents.The Dutch superstar is hoping to collect the trophy for a third successive year, and he was quickly out of the traps with a 5-1 victory against Montgomery in Group A.Taylor also had a comfortable night, defeating Machin 5-1 at a canter, with little for the crowd to get excited for.
According to Live Darts, MvG posted an average of 100.95, finding 55 per cent of his doubles in a convincing display.Wade was completely out of form as he collapsed against Green, with the Machine faltering at every turn in his opener.The 34-year-old shares Group C with Taylor, but with the top two men going through, Wade still has the chance to progress.The Aldershot-born talent did not settle at the oche, and Green swept to victory with surprising ease.Van Barneveld will be a threat later in the competition, with the former world champion displaying good poise and measure.Barney has struggled with his stamina in recent competitions, but the veteran appeared in top shape as he beat Montgomery in Group A.
Montgomery took the first leg, but the Dutch legend registered five in a row to win.
Per Live Darts, Van Barneveld recorded an average of 98.77, proving too good for his opponent.The nature of the tournament is that the winners of the first two group matches will face off on Sunday, as will the losers, giving some players a chance to seal a spot in the last 16 or leave some facing elimination.Saturday’s dramatic opening day means Wright, James Wade, Simon Whitlock and Danny Noppert will need to chalk up victories to keep alive their hopes of progressing in the tournament.