Dave Chisnall ended Michael van Gerwen’s hopes for a fourth world darts title with a breathtaking 5-0 win to reach the semi-finals at Alexandra Palace for the first time

Chizzy, the world number 8, harassed the three-time champion in a remarkable feat to end a 27-game run against Van Gerwen dating back to February 2016 with an unrelenting display of points and results

The man from St. Helens had lost both of his previous World Cup quarter-finals while MVG had won all seven, but it was Chisnall who prevailed in the fourth quarter-finals of a dramatic day to a showdown of the last four with Gary Anderson

Chisnall has never won a TV major and lost in five finals – three of them against Van Gerwen – but the tournament’s performance so far gives him the chance to win the biggest prize in the game

In the other semifinals, Gerwyn Price meets Stephen Bunting after the Welshman, Van Gerwens No. 1 if he wins the Sid Waddell Trophy, ousting Daryl Gurney in the crucial part of the crucial set

Van Gerwen and Chisnall had shown brilliant performances in high-class fourth round games, but Chizzy knew that a sad record against Van Gerwen was the obstacle to a first semi-final of the World Cup

Chisnall had only won six of his 52 games against MVG and hadn’t won the Dutchman on television since October 2013, but from the start he was a man who was inspired, despite his record against the world number 1, Chisnall struck back After losing the opening leg to an average of 112, stacked four max 180s and hit all three arrows in double to get the opening set

After finishing 46, 141 and 95 gave him the early advantage, Chizzy plowed on and shot three more highs on the way to the second set. Since MVG was not okay, Chisnall could even afford five arrows for the Missing set when the Dutchman hit back from 2-0 on Level, but when it came down to it it was Chizzy who stuck the required goal

For the past 16 years, Van Gerwen was two sets behind Joe Cullen, but his level of performance there was significantly better than what he had shown in the first few exchanges, and he had no answer to Chisnall’s brilliance

Again it was Chisnall who took the opportunity and took the 2-0 lead to give Van Gerwen a chance. The ‘Green Machine’ took 150 out after Chizzy missed two for the set, and as Van Gerwen Punished another missed arrow for the set to bring the third over the distance, it looked like the game was about to turn

However, Chisnall cleared 86 in two arrows to take a notable 3-0 lead and followed with 11- and 14-dart-legs to open another 2-0 lead in the set with Another Arrow went begging for the set when Van Gerwen kept himself alive, but it was Chisnall who moved to the verge of victory in an amazing leg

The 40-year-old produced eight perfect darts just to draw one dart at Double 12 for the perfect leg, but was back to take a 4-0 lead Van Gerwen had previously pulled back from the sidelines, but Chisnall was playing darts from another planet and took 130 out to stand two legs from the last four

A 12-dart leg left him on the sidelines, and then a clinical 80 finish took him across the line in style, giving Chisnall, the 2010 BDO World Championship runner-up, hope that he’s his hunt for one Can finally quit PDC Major TV Title

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Gerwyn Price reached his second semi-final in a row in the Darts World Championship, knocking out Daryl Gurney in the last leg after Superchin hit back twice in straight sets

Price, world number 3, who can replace Van Gerwen as world number 1 if he wins the title on Sunday, had to dig deep after beating the Derry man 2-0 and 4-2 in Leadership was gone

Price stuck the double top in a nervous final leg after Gurney failed to design a dart for the match on Saturday night in order to set up an appointment with former BDO world champion Bunting

With very little resistance from Gurney, Price took out the first two sets. A 108 finish and a brilliant 13-dart leg seal the early lead, which he doubled as he stumbled three legs in a row in the second set

After watching the Welshman claim the early advantage, Gurney dug deep to retreat back into the competition – and that should become an issue, he raised the stake and shot in three 180s on the way to the third set against the darts

A price-equivalent roar greeted Gurney’s first set, and by the time he prevailed against a high-class fourth set – after Price missed three darts on level – the race had become a best of five by five competitions in two sets per piece

The iceman showed all of the skill and coolness under pressure that took him to three major TV titles this year to hit those crucial legs in the fifth and sixth sets Gurney had five darts for 2-2 in the fifth missed and was punished with a spectacular 143 finish When Superchin missed a dart on top to win the sixth set, the Iceman 72 cleaned up and was back two sets

But Gurney is a tough nut to crack He has two major titles of his own and took another set without dropping a leg to retreat within one. Walking on five legs in succession, he was about to enter a level competition, which he won with a brilliant 12-dart leg secured

And the decider followed the same pattern.Price took the lead with a 107 finish only to see Gurney finish with a 15th 180 of the game and another 12-dart leg responded

The pair split the next two to force the tie where Price reached the final four where he will go for a semi-final defeat to eventual champions Peter Wright last year

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