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PDC World Darts Championship LIVE: Results, scores and updates from Alexandra Palace

Boris Krcmar and Jeffrey de Graaf knocked out two seeded players on their way to the third round

Michael Jones
Friday 22 December 2023 18:08 GMT
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The PDC World Darts Championship continues this afternoon with a host of round two fixtures. Yesterday, 16-year-old Luke Littler lit up the Alexandra Palace to reach the third round having defeated 20th seed Andrew Gilding 3-1. The teenager is a rising star in the sport and one to watch as the tournament progresses.

Elsewhere, Rob Cross avoided an upset with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Thibault Tricole and Damon Heta reached the third round following his win over Martin Lukeman.

Today’s afternoon session saw four round two matches being played. First up is Brendan Dolan and Mickey Mansell played out a five set thriller with Dolan edging it in a sudden death leg.

Jose de Sousa was blown away by Jeffrey de Graaf who came from a set down to win 3-1. Jamie Hughes put up a strong fight but couldn’t over Krzysztof Ratajski and Dirk van Duijvenbode’s shoulder issue causes him problems as Boris Krcmar raced into the third round.

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Brendan Dolan claims dramatic sudden-death win over compatriot Mickey Mansell

Brendan Dolan progressed through to round three of the PDC World Darts Championship after winning a sudden-death decider against compatriot Mickey Mansell.

The Northern Irish pair – former World Cup team-mates – produced a combined nine 180s as they remained level-pegging heading into the first tie-break of the tournament.

Brendan Dolan claims dramatic sudden-death win over compatriot Mickey Mansell

Dolan claimed a 3-2 win over his fellow Northern Irishman.

Mike Jones22 December 2023 18:08

Teenage sensation Luke Littler to ditch Xbox for darts practice on Christmas Day

Teenage sensation Luke Littler will ditch his Xbox for the practice board on Christmas Day as he bids to keep his World Championship dream alive.

The 16-year-old debutant has taken the tournament by storm and booked his spot in the third round with an impressive win over UK Open champion Andrew Gilding on Thursday night.

He will now head home to Runcorn for the festive period, but the usual fun and games after Christmas dinner will be replaced by a tough practice session.

Teenage sensation Luke Littler to ditch Xbox for Christmas Day practice

The 16-year-old debutant is into the third round at Alexandra Palace

Mike Jones22 December 2023 17:56

Dirk van Duijvenbode 1-3 Boris Krcmar

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Mike Jones22 December 2023 17:22

Dirk van Duijvenbode 1-3 Boris Krcmar

Boris Krcmar wins the match! He gets into full flow and takes out 102 to finish off in exceptional fashion and book a place in the third round.

Krcmar gets there for the first time in his career and he’ll be playing Gary Anderson.

Mike Jones22 December 2023 17:09

Dirk van Duijvenbode 1(0) - 2(2) Boris Krcmar

Van Duijvenbode misses double 15 to hold his own throw to give Krcmar a chance of a break. He’s got 82 to go and sets up one dart to take out double 20.

Krcmar hits it and moves within one leg of victory now.

Mike Jones22 December 2023 17:07

Dirk van Duijvenbode 1(0) - 2(1) Boris Krcmar

Krcmar starts perfectly with 180, backs it up with 100 then lands 137 to leaves 84. He almost tidies up a 12 dart leg but slides past the double 11.

With 22 left on his next trip to the oche, Krcmar checks out and moves two legs away from victory.

Mike Jones22 December 2023 17:04

Dirk van Duijvenbode 1-2 Boris Krcmar


Boris Krcmar smokes double 18 to move in front for the first time in the match and he’s now got the darts as he throws to secure a place in the third round.

Mike Jones22 December 2023 17:02

Dirk van Duijvenbode 1(1) -1(2) Boris Krcmar

The third leg is a tense affair but Krcmar nicks it after taking out 52 with a single 20 and double 16 to move back in front with a break of throw.

Can he win the set now?

Mike Jones22 December 2023 17:01

Dirk van Duijvenbode 1(1) -1(1) Boris Krcmar

Krcmar can’t make his advantage count as Van Duijvenbode nails his first maximum 180 before working his way down to 32 and landing double 16 on the first attempt.

ll square again.

Mike Jones22 December 2023 16:57

Dirk van Duijvenbode 1(0) -1(1) Boris Krcmar

Van Duijvenbode definitely went from hot to cold in the first and second sets. Can he recover to hold his throw here or has is his shoulder too sore?

Krcmar breaks throw in the first leg and increases the worry that the Dutchman is struggling.

Mike Jones22 December 2023 16:55

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