JUST over two weeks since the William Hill World Darts Championship kicked off with 72 competitors, the last four players are preparing for Saturday night's semi-finals at Alexandra Palace.
Both matches are repeats of classic contests from last year's World Championship, as Raymond van Barneveld plays Adrian Lewis before Gary Anderson takes on Jelle Klaasen.
A year ago, Lewis landed a sensational nine-dart finish to win the opening leg of his clash with van Barneveld, who went on to win the third round game 4-3 after his opponent missed a match dart in the sixth set.
Anderson had been a second round winner, also by a 4-3 margin, when he took on Klaasen, but the Dutchman led 3-1 before seeing Anderson sweep through the final three sets.
Intriguingly, both semi-finals could force repeats of previous major finals, with Lewis having defeated Anderson in the 2011 World Championship final and Klaasen having seen off van Barneveld in the 2006 Lakeside Championship decider.Saturday January 2.
Reigning champion Anderson remains the 11/10 tournament favourite with sponsors William Hill, with Lewis 9/4, van Barneveld 5/1 and Klaasen the 8/1 outsider going into the semi-finals.
William Hill Outright Winner Odds
11/10 Gary Anderson
9/4 Adrian Lewis
5/1 Raymond van Barneveld
8/1 Jelle Klaasen
Semi-Final Match Odds
11/8 Raymond van Barneveld v 4/7 Adrian Lewis
2/7 Gary Anderson v 11/4 Jelle Klaasen
Odds courtesy www.williamhill.com and subject to fluctuation.
William Hill World Darts Championship
Saturday January 2 (8pm)
Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis
Gary Anderson v Jelle Klaasen
Best of 11 Sets
High Finish: 170 - Gary Anderson, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Phil Taylor, Jelle Klaasen, Michael van Gerwen
Highest Match Average: 109.23 - Michael van Gerwen
Highest Tournament Average: 104.32 - Michael van Gerwen
Most 180s: 39 - Jelle Klaasen