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Fairytale As Taylor Wins 16 World Matchplay Title

Phil Taylor brought the curtain down on a glittering career at the World Matchplay, as he won his sixteenth title in his finals appearance on the Winter Gardens stage. The most successful player in darting history, is bowling out of competitive action at the end of the season. An emotional Taylor turned the clock back over the last week, as the Power produced some of his best darts in a decade. Pre tournament Taylor was a huge outsider at 20/1 with title sponsors Betvictor; this was due to the potential…

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Taylor Sets Up van Gerwen Showpiece In Blackpool

Phil Taylor has set up a mouth watering quarter final with world number one Michael van Gerwen, in his last ever World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Taylor has won the World Matchplay fifteen times and would love to add another before he hangs up his darts. Sadly in his way, there is a nearly unstoppable Dutchman. Taylor and van Gerwen have struck up a tense rivalry since 2012, when a young van Gerwen had just started his rise to darting stardom. Which at times has had unsavoury…

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Anderson Out Of The World Matchplay

Daryl Gurney caused the biggest upset at this years Betvictor World Matchplay, as he dumped out the world number two and second seed Gary Anderson. This was the biggest win of Gurney’s career to date, as he booked a quarter-final spot against Mensur Suljovic. The Northern Ireland star produced a stunning display from start to finish, as he averaged 103 and a massive 55% on his finishing. Anderson raced to a 3-0 lead in the early stages, but a 104 finished gave Gurney a lifeline going into the first break….

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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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