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Brendan Dolan claims convincing win over Vincent van der Voort at Citywest

Updated: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 21:20 | Comments

Brendan Dolan continued his fine form at Citywest
Brendan Dolan continued his fine form at Citywest

Brendan Dolan continued his run of success in the PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix with a 3-1 defeat of Vincent van der Voort to book his quarter-final place in Dublin for a second successive year.

The Northern Irish star, last year's runner-up in the double-start tournament, followed Monday's fine win over world number four Gary Anderson by comfortably seeing off the quick-fire Dutchman.

Dolan won six of the game's first seven legs to win the first two sets before van der Voort won the third 3-2, to keep the match alive.

Dolan, though, finished 82 and 67 to lead 2-0 in the fourth before landing double eight to secure his place in Friday's quarter-finals against either Justin Pipe or Kevin Painter.

"The scoreline may look comfortable, but there's nothing comfortable when you're having to start with a double!" said Dolan, who finished an impressive 69 percent of his finishing doubles in the match.

"The crowds are unreal for me, they're like an extra dart for me and they get my adrenaline flowing when I get up on stage.

"My finishing's superb at the moment and I'm feeling brilliant. There's nothing perfect about my game, but my finishing is the best part of the game at the moment, when it might have been the worst in the past."

Dolan was a semi-finalist last month in the European Championship, and he admitted: "I'm not sure what it is, but I seem to come good at this time of year.

"I feel that I belong in the major events now and I feel comfortable playing against everybody, and playing on TV doesn't daunt me any more."

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