Is he the ultimate mastermind in football?
The second double session of this year's Worlds is the first without a former champion in the field, but it does have the greatest player to never make a world final.
Beginning the afternoon is a youthful prelim between Belgian Kenny Neyens and Welshman Jamie Lewis. Neyens was 4th on the Development Tour Order of Merit while Lewis won the third place play-off at the PDPA qualifier, so it shouldn't be that bad. Inconsistency follows as Alan Norris faces Finland's Kim Viljanen. Chuck nearly crashed out to Greece's John Michael at this stage last year, so the Finn has a chance of taking out the frustratingly erratic fat man. Australia's Kyle Anderson returns to the Worlds stage against Yorkshire clogger Peter Jacques; the Original infamously missed last year's Worlds due to visa issues, but has produced enough stunning darts this year to surely defeat the Terrier. Ending the afternoon is the newest major finalist in Welsh #3 Jonny Clayton against the prelim winner; Clayton got pumped at Minehead by MVG but this will surely be an easier affair.
The evening commences with an unpredictable prelim game as America's Willard Bruguier plays Kiwi Cody Harris. Bruguier won the North American Championship during the Las Vegas Masters, but Harris has more big stage experience via the World Cup. Two men with declining careers meet next as James Wade goes up against Keegan Brown; the Machine has made just one major quarter final this year, and has fallen out of the Top 10 while Brown has never got back to his peak of 2014/15. Dave Chisnall then meets Vincent van der Voort in what will be a high-paced doubling disaster; Clayton's PCF final pushed Vinny into the Pro Tour spots but Chizzy's lack of recent form could play into the big Dutchman's hands. Closing the evening is Stoke dab master Ian White against the prelim victor, and he will surely fare better than his terrible time against Kevin Simm last year.
Coverage starts at 12:30pm UK time on Sky Sports Darts (SS Arena).