Michael van Gerwen has vowed not to let Dutch rival Jeffrey de Zwaan claim a third TV victory when the pair clash at the BoyleSports World Grand Prix on Tuesday.
Van Gerwen lost to his fellow countryman twice in big-stage events during 2018, as De Zwaan came out on top in both the UK Open and at the World Matchplay.
De Zwaan's World Matchplay success marked a run to his first televised semi-final, and the youngster has since established himself inside the world's top 32.
However, Van Gerwen is in determined mood to prevent a third loss to his rival when they meet in the second round in Dublin.
"I've lost to him before but this is different," said Van Gerwen, who is aiming to claim his fifth World Grand Prix title in the double-start event this week.
"It's a long format and we're going to see if he's good enough to beat me. He's a big talent from Holland and you have to play well against him if you're going to beat him, so I have to get my preparation right.
"I know if I play well I'm going to beat him, simple as that, but I need to get back to my form. We saw it in patches against Jamie but I know I can do better."
De Zwaan swept past Steve Beaton in straight sets in Sunday's first round, and is relishing the chance to take on the World Champion and world number one.
"You want to win every game and I'm really looking forward to it," said De Zwaan. "If I can beat him in the second round, then maybe there's another semi-final incoming, but we'll see what happens.
"In your head, you want to be the number one in the Netherlands and you have to beat Michael - that's all that's in my mind. I love to play Michael and you want to play the number one in the world."
Tuesday's second round also includes three other big clashes, including the tie between two-time World Grand Prix champion James Wade and 2012 finalist Mervyn King.
Two-time World Champion Gary Anderson faces Newcastle's emerging Chris Dobey, while World Matchplay finalist Michael Smith takes on practice partner Ian White.
The BoyleSports World Grand Prix is being held from October 6-12, broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7.
2019 BoyleSports World Grand Prix
Tuesday October 8 (1900 start)
Second Round x4
James Wade v Mervyn King
Michael Smith v Ian White
Michael van Gerwen v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Gary Anderson v Chris Dobey
Wednesday October 9 (1900 start)
Second Round x4
Danny Noppert v Nathan Aspinall
Dave Chisnall v Stephen Bunting
Rob Cross v Glen Durrant
Peter Wright v Jermaine Wattimena
Second Round - best of five sets, best of five legs per set. All legs must begin and end with a double.