Gary Anderson has saw off Chris Dobey in a tie break thriller that included 32 legs of drama culminating in the two time back to back World Champion moving through.

Dobey pushed him all the way in a match that included 28 180’s between the pair as Anderson kept in contention at the Alexandra Palace.

He came from 2-0 in sets against a player that had mentored him but in typical Anderson fashion he proved himself when it counted.

Dobey himself went one away from the win but when Anderson pulled away to a tie-break he averted the scare.

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Evening session schedule –

Toni Alcinas (84.53) 2-4 (85.61) Benito van de Pas (R3) (1-3, 1-3, 3-2, 3-2, 2-3, 2-3)
Gary Anderson (98.75) 4-3 (100.83) Chris Dobey (R4) (2-3, 1-3, 3-0, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2, 4-2)
Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis (R4)

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Author: Samuel Gill