Taylor rallied to take the third set 3-2 but missed three set darts in the fourth before Spiolek clinched victory.
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PHIL TAYLOR, the reigning champion from Stoke-on-Trent, was beaten 3-1 by the Cambridge left-hander Kevin Spiolek in the second round of the Embassy World Professional Championship at Frimley Green last night. Taylor, a hot favourite after the world No 1 Dennis Priestley was knocked out, lost six out of the first seven legs as Spiolek, playing in his first championship, went two sets up.