michael van gerwen engaged in a tense war with Dave Chisnall To advance in the UK Open.

The Dutch player, who won the 5th night of the Premier League played in Exeter on Thursday, won the fourth round match 10-8 at Minehead Butlin’s.

Three-time champion Van Gerwen looked like he was vying for victory, leading 9-5 before Chisnall, who won the European Tour in Germany last week, swung three-footed shots in a row.

But Van Gerwen countered to cross the line without needing a decisive foot.

He later shared the following on social media: “I’m glad I got through this. Invitation He’s a tough competitor and he showed it once again tonight.

“One of the hardest days on the calendar, but now I can settle into the tournament.”

A number of top actors made their way through an action-packed opening night.

2017 champion Peter Wright won a fascinating contest with Stephen Bunting 10-9. -9 win over Alan Soutar.

World number seven Jonny Clayton won an exciting final match with Ross Smith and world number five Luke Humphries defeated Damon Heta similarly.

world champion Michael Smith He beat Ian White 10-4, Gerwyn Price pushed Thomas Banks aside 10-3, and defending champion Danny Noppert defeated Jim Williams 10-8.

three times champion James Wade He went home after losing 10-8 to Gary Anderson.