MVG through as Lewis wins thriller
Defending champion Michael van Gerwen beat John Part to ease into the second round of the World Grand Prix.
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The Dutchman won the first set comfortably before coming from behind to win a five-leg second set, eliminating twice tournament runner-up Part.
Earlier, compatriot Ramond van Barneveld looked back to something close to his best in a relatively straightforward 2-0 win over Stuart Kellett.
Barneveld got off to a fine start by checking out 61 to win the first leg but it was Kellett who had the first chance to take the opening set, failing to hit double top with two darts.
From there Barneveld took control, winning the set on double 16 before storming through the second with a 12-dart finish in leg one followed by checkouts of 118 and 94.
Adrian Lewis threw some fine darts to win the first set against last year's semi-finalist Brendan Dolan before a superb second saw the pair trade blows, Dolan eventually stepping in to take it after Lewis had missed two darts for the match.
With the crowd on his back in Dublin, Lewis got off to an electric start in the deciding set but again Dolan responded, checking out 141 to reduce the deficit to 2-1 before levelling things up at 2-2 with double 10.
However, the two-time world champion found the answers in the deciding leg, dominating from the very first dart to edge through to the second round.
Joining him there is Dave Chisnall, who got the better of Ian White in a match which started with fireworks and ended with the former coming out best in a four-leg final set, one he completed with a 67 checkout to advance to the last 16 for the second year running.
Andy Hamilton produced one of the performances of the tournament so far, beating Kim Huybrechts 2-0 without missing a single double for a leg.
Huybrechts was far from disgraced and matched Hamilton in terms of scoring, but had no answer to the Hammer's imperious double throwing.
Doubles were also the difference between Kevin Painter and Ritchie Burnett, the former producing an in-percentage of 70 on his way to a regulation 2-0 victory.
Justin Pipe won a scrappy first set against Andy Smith before adding the second with ease, punishing wayward finishing from his opponent, while Wayne Jones beat 2012 finalist Mervyn King 2-0 in the first game of an entertaining night.