The first round is over, and tonight sees the start of the 2nd round of the World Grand Prix darts from Dublin, live on Sky Sports.
MVG looked impressive last night as he dismantled Vincent van der Voort, but it was Barney who stole the show as he dismantled Dave Chisnall, after looking down and out.
Van Barneveld came into this championship with little or no form, and the start of his match against Chisnall suggested this was set to continue. Then with Chisnall in control and Barney looking uninterested, something just clicked as van Barneveld took out 129, 105 and hit a 13 darted to take the match into a deciding set.
If you think Barney can continue that good form, he can be backed at 20/1 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bet) to win his first ever Grand Prix title.
Phil Taylor is still the favourite. Despite not looking overly impressive in the first round, Taylor is now a best price of 9/5 with Boylesports to win in Dublin again.
Tonight’s order of play sees Adrian Lewis take on Kevin Painter in the opening match. They are then followed onto stage by James Wade and Robert Thornton.
Third up is Phil Taylor against Andrew Gilding, with Gary Anderson taking on crowd favourite Michael Mansell in the final match of the night.
In the betting, James Wade against Robert Thornton is the closest match, with Wade 1/2 with bet365 (£200 Welcome Bonus for new customers). All the other matches are one sided affairs betting wise, with Taylor 1/12, Anderson 1/6, and Lewis 2/7.