Michael van Gerwen has reached the quarterfinals of the World Matchplay without many problems.

The third-placed Dutchman won 11-8 against Englishman Ian White in Blackpool.

Van Gerwen had a hard time against his unplaced opponent until halfway through the match.

Twice he gave up a break lead, so that the score was in balance after ten legs: 5-5.

After that, the former number one in the world increased his average and quickly ran out to 10-6.

Although White struggled for a while, Van Gerwen finished it off a little later with an arrow in the bull.

Van Gerwen will face Nathan Aspinall in the quarterfinals.

The eleventh-seeded Englishman settled 11-9 with two-time world champion Gary Anderson in an exciting game.