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Is the PDC schedule too much? As Anderson calls it a scam

The first round of the World Matchplay is now over, with many of the top 16 seeds tumbling out at the first round. The question is now being asked is the schedule too much for the top stars? World number two Gary Anderson was very outspoken about this, after his first round win over Christian Kist. The Scot tour into PDC bosses over the schedule and questioned whether world number one, Michael van Gerwen had been given an unfair advantage. In an angry interview with Sky Sports on Saturday Anderson…

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Gary Anderson Wins The Dubai Darts Masters

World number two Gary Anderson produced a comeback of epic proportions, to beat world number Michael van Gerwen and retain his Dubai Desert Darts Masters title. In the searing heat of the Dubai evening, Anderson was forced first to beat Peter Wright in the semi-finals, then come from behind to beat the world champion to lift the crown. The final was one of the finest games we have seen on TV, with both players averaging well over 110 in their best of 21 games. Earlier in the evening, MvG was…

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PDC Dubai Darts Masters Day 1 Roundup

Gary Anderson began the defence of his Dubai Masters title, by blowing away sixteen times world champion Phil Taylor in the desert winning 10-3. In a unique darts arena in Dubai, the players play outside, with a covered stage. This had it’s own problems last night as all the players complained of a breeze, but were forced to get on with the action. Anderson racked up a 104 average as Taylor failed to get anywhere near that level, in what is his farewell season on the PDC tour. Taylor has…

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The Wright Choke

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright choked at the biggest point of his career last night, in front of a packed house at the O2 in London. Wright had overcome the sixteen time champion of the world Phil Taylor 10-9 in a tense semi-final, before taking on the world number one and current world champion Michael van Gerwen in the final. Van Gerwen himself, had beaten off world number two Gary Anderson 10-7 in the first semi-final of the night. Wright won the UK Open back in March, but even in his own…

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PDC Premier League Final Preview

The final of the Betway Premier League is almost upon us, as the final four are set to thrill us at the O2 on Thursday night. Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor have seen off the rest of the field to take their places on finals night. Although the Premier League doesn’t help the player’s world rankings, it’s classed as one of darts triple crown along with the World Championships and the World Matchplay. After sixteen weeks of battle up and down the country, world number…

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Premier League Dublin Review

World number one Michael van Gerwen stole the show on the Emerald Isle, on what was an exciting night in Dublin. MvG was first on against James Wade, as Wade played twice that night. Wade produced one of his best Premier League performances, as he lead the world champion 4-2 at one point. As the world number one, van Gerwen produced some scintillating darts to race into a 6-5 lead. In the last leg, Wade left 41 after just nine darts and didn’t get a go at it, as van…

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Premier League Week 8 Review

Week eight if the Betway Premier League in Manchester just about had everything. We saw a world record set, then that record ended, two players eliminated, the top four chance hand countless times and a missed double 12 for a nine-dart finish.   Sadly Cardiff won’t be Judgement night, as both Kim Huybrechts and Jelle Klaasen were both condemned to the bottom two places in the table. Kim was beaten 7-2 by the former back to back world champion, Gary Anderson. Kim has been brilliant in the main during this…

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Premier League Week 7 Review

Week seven in the Betway Premier League lived up to all the hype, as a wall or noise coming from a sea of orange fans greeted the players. It was two of the Dutch heroes that thrilled the crowd the most, as Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld thrilled the 10,000 strong home supporters in Rotterdam. The five times champion of the world Barney rolled back the clock, with a vintage performance as he beat the two times champion Gary Anderson 7-2. All you could hear was ‘Barney Army’…

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UK Open Glory For Wright

An emotional Peter Wright won his first PDC major at the weekend, Snakebite was crowned Coral UK Open champion. Wright couldn’t hold back the tears after beating Gerwyn Price 11-6 at Butlins Minehead. The world number three has been talked about as a PDC major winner over the last three years, but had fallen short. Wight had been in the final of the previous two UK Open, so it was third time lucky for Snakebite.   Wright headed to Minehead knowing he was at the top of his game, only…

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Premier League Review Week 4

After the tungsten tear up on the south coast, the 2017 Betway Premier League looks to be the closed we have ever seen. Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and James Wade remain the only unbeaten three players in this year’s tournament. Jelle Klaasen also picked up his first two points at Brighton, sending Dave Chisnall to the bottom of the table. The first game of the evening was the battle at the bottom as Dave Chisnall took on Jelle Klaasen. The Dutchman bossed this game and set the tone with…

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