Dave Chisnall remained unbeaten in the Betway Premier League Darts after a 6-6 draw with James Wade in Liverpool.
Both men struggled to find their form in front of 7,000 fans at the Echo Arena with the stalemate adding to the Morecambe man’s two earlier wins in Leeds and Bournemouth.
Chisnall said: “It wasn’t the best game.
“He started really slowly and then started to come back into it.
“I missed a few bullseyes before he hit the 142 (leg 11), which is quality darts, after I’d missed 161.
“It was unlucky but I hit 180 and took out 63 for the draw and I think it was a fair result.
“I’m a bit disappointed with the result tonight but I’m pleased I’m still unbeaten.
“If I’d have gone 3-0 up, which I could have, I think I’d have won tonight.”
As both men made shaky starts Chisnall took out 60 to break in the opening leg before backing it up on his own throw for a 2-0 lead.
A remarkable third leg saw Wade get off the mark despite missing six darts at double 10, eventually finishing on double five.
Wade then broke to level the game up at 2-2, before a 165 in leg five helped him take the lead for the first time.
Chisnall missed out a nine-dart finish in leg six, hitting seven straight treble 20s, before returning to take out 52 to level things up at 3-3.
Back-to-back breaks of throw moved the game to 4-4 before Wade held on 72 in leg nine.
Morecambe’s world number nine hit a 180 in the 10th leg to help make it all square at 5-5 before a dramatic 11th.
Chisnall wired the bull for a 161 finish with Wade returning to take out 142 and guarantee himself a point at 6-5.
Chisnall however kept his nerve in the 12th, with a 180 helping him on his way to a 60 checkout and a point that also saw Wade stay unbeaten.
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