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Luke Humphries odds slashed for World Championships glory after bagging latest TV title

Luke Humphries backed up last month’s victory at the Grand Prix of Darts by going all the way in Wolverhampton to claim Grand Slam glory.

The 28-year-old put on a scintillating performance in the final to defeat former world champion Rob Cross 16-8.

Humphries raced through the group stage with three wins for the loss of just four legs, before defeating Ryan Searle and Gary Anderson with huge ton-plus averages to reach the semi-finals.

James Wade was his victim in the last four as he beat the veteran 16-10 despite missing 36 darts at double.

Beating Cross in the final bagged Cool Hand Luke his second major title in as many months.

Humphries is riding a major wave of momentum, and it couldn’t have come at a better time considering that Ally Pally season is just around the corner.

The Englishman was fourth favourite to win the Grand Slam before the start of the tournament, yet he went all the way at around the 6/1 mark.

His heroics have now forced the bookmakers to make his favourite for the World Championships, with the player currently priced at 4/1 with Planet Sport Bet.

Humphries leads the market ahead of previous favourite Gerwyn Price, Dutch behemoth Michael van Gerwen and the defending world champ Michael Smith.

The former Youth World Champion is also favourite to win the last major tournament before the trip to Alexandra Palace – the Players Championship Finals.

Humphries is currently priced at 9/2 to go all the way in Minehead, once again leading Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen who are 5/1 and 11/2 respectively. 

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