THE BetVictor World Matchplay second round kicks off on Tuesday night, with the opening four games being held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
The night's action includes World Champion Michael van Gerwen - the 2/1 tournament favourite with sponsors BetVictor - as he takes on Ian White in a tasty contest.
Andy Hamilton opens up against Dave Chisnall before 2007 champion James Wade meets Richie Burnett, and Australian ace Simon Whitlock, the number four seed, then plays Premier League Darts champion Raymond van Barneveld.
THE BetVictor World Matchplay first round concludes on Monday night with the final four games at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
2013 finalist Adrian Lewis tops the bill at the Winter Gardens, as the world number three takes on debutant Andrew Gilding.
World Championship finalist Peter Wright meets another debutant - Lakeside Champion Stephen Bunting - before Mervyn King plays Kim Huybrechts, and Gary Anderson takes on Jamie Caven.
PAUL NICHOLSON erased the memory of his painful defeat in last year's BetVictor World Matchplay with a gutsy 10-8 defeat of Robert Thornton on Sunday afternoon, as Dave Chisnall, Richie Burnett and Andy Hamilton joined him in the second round in Blackpool.
Nicholson had left the Winter Gardens stage in tears 12 months ago as he allowed a lead to slip against Dave Chisnall, but this year progressed through a tough first round clash with Thornton before emotionally celebrating his triumph.
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