Phil Taylor returned to doing what he does best last night – winning a major TV event – as he beat a resilient Dave Chisnall 16-13 in Wolverhampton to win his sixth Grand Slam of Darts title.
The win sees Taylor as favourite with most bookies for the William Hill World Championship, starting in the Alexandra Palace in December. The majority of layers make Taylor the 2/1 favourite, ahead of MVG (who seems to be a bit out of form at the moment).
There is now only one bookie holding out and making MVG favourite, and unsurprisingly they are one of the bookmakers offering the best price on Taylor. Boylesports have Taylor at 9/4, while Stan James still have MVG as their favourite (15/8), and they also have Taylor at a top price of 9/4 to regain the title he last won in 2013.
Dave Chisnall did himself no harm over the past week, and the way he fought back against Taylor yesterday should give him plenty of confidence to take into next months World title battle. Other guys who had a good week at the Grand Slam are Michael Smith, Kim Huybrechts, Stephen Bunting and Keegan Brown.
Youngster Keegan Brown looked great when he knocked Raymond van Barneveld out in the second round (10-7), and over the course of the week in Wolverhampton he looked every inch a future top 10 player, and who knows, maybe even a potential world champion (one day).
The World Championship starts on 18th December 2014, and finishes on 4th January 2015. More information can be found on our World Darts Championship Betting page.