Chris Dobey is the first player through to the final at the Danish Darts Open after seeing off Gerwyn Price in an excellent display which saw him come back from a potential thrashing in the early going to slay the in-form Welshman.
Dobey kept his cool after going 3-0 down to go into the lead. Despite late pressure from Price, he could only add one more leg with ‘Hollywood’ keeping his cool to go one match away from a maiden PDC ranking title.
Price started off the better of the two with a ten-dart leg to set his stall out and he moved further into the lead with a brilliant 130 checkout.
Dobey finally got off the mark with a 123 checkout but was trailing at 3-1. He added to that including a 85 finish to level it up at three-a-piece.
It was four in a row soon after with him taking the lead for the first time at 4-3 up after missed darts at doubles from the Iceman. Another miss led to the Bedlington ace stretching his lead further to 5-3 and to go to only two away from a superb comeback being complete.
This was nearly stamped as he moved 6-3 in front but questions were asked of him when Price stopped the rot to trail 6-4.
Dobey had the throw though and he made no mistake to claim the victory and set up a final with either Jonny Clayton or Dave Chisnall later.
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Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Gerwyn Price (110.12) 6-1 (93.6) Joe Cullen
Chris Dobey (99.43) 6-5 (94.54) Jose de Sousa
Jonny Clayton (97.07) 6-1 (92.88) Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall (95.07) 6-1 (90.47) Jermaine Wattimena
Gerwyn Price v Chris Dobey
Jonny Clayton v Dave Chisnall
Chris Dobey v Clayton/Chisnall
Tags: Chris Dobey, Danish Darts Open 2019
WHAT A PERFORMANCE!
Chris Dobey recovers from 3-0 down to defeat Gerwyn Price 7-4 and go within one match of his very first PDC title!
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) June 16, 2019
Author: Samuel Gill