Michael van Gerwen defeated Jelle Klaasen but only just with the reigning World champion having to produce some moments of quality.
Among them was an excellent 170 checkout which saw the Big Fish reeled in on the opening night of the World Championship.
It was only a hold of throw but was one that secured him the set and put him well on his way to victory.
View the video below:
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THE BIG FISH! 🎣
WHO ELSE BUT VAN GERWEN?
Michael van Gerwen fires in a 170 finish to level this match up at one set apiece! pic.twitter.com/PQbIIlpzri
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 13, 2019
Author: Samuel Gill