World Darts Championship semifinals live score, updates & highlights; Clemens vs. Smith, Van den Bergh vs. Van Gerwen

The semi-finals of the World Darts Championship are finally here and after tonight’s play four players are two, with the winners taking part in this year’s tournament event tomorrow evening and a shot at lifting the Sid Waddell trophy.

In tonight’s matches, Michael van Gerwen, in his quest to reclaim the world No.1 spot, takes on Dimitri van den Berg, who beat Jonny Clayton in the quarter-finals to become the first Belgian to reach the semi-finals.

In the other semi-final, Gabriel Clemens looked to continue his remarkable run that saw him thrash world No.1 Kerwin Price 5-1 over 4th seed Michael Smith 24 hours earlier.

Sporting News is ready to bring you live coverage of the two semi-finals at Alexandra Palace this evening.

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Gabriel Clemens vs Michael Smith live score

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World Darts Championship live updates, highlights like Michael Smith vs Gabriel Clemens

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8.31 pm: Smith scored a 161 checkout in the bullseye in leg two of the fourth set. It was Smith’s third ton plus checkout in the tournament so far.

8:28 pm: Smith takes the lead (Clemens 1-2 Smith)

Another fun collection that went up to throw! Missing two set darts in leg Fon, Smith – who scored a check out of 144 in leg three – survived a set dart from Clemens to go 2-1 up.

8.13 pm: Clemens level the match in sets

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A Dramatic Here’s the second set at Ally Bali! Smith continued his torrid start by winning the opening two legs in just 22 darts, but German number one Clemens battled back, taking the next three to level the match at 1-1 sets.

Smith – who hit three more 180s during the set – missed four set darts.

8.01 pm: Smith won the opening set

A brilliant opening set of the match saw six 180s and a toss for each leg. Under pressure in the deciding leg, Smith was out with 106 runs.

7.54 pm: Smith made 180 runs in the opening leg and caught the throw.

7:50 PM: Warriors made their marches and threw their practice javelins. Michael Smith will bowl first in the opening set.

7.20 pm: Michael Smith is aiming to reach a third PDC World Championship final this evening after missing out on the title in 2019 (to van Gerwen) and 2022 (to Peter Wright).

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This time, Englishman Smith arrives at Alli Bali as a major champion after winning the Grand Slam in November.

7.05 pm: Gabriel Clemens is the first German player in history to reach this stage of the tournament.

The 39-year-old beat William O’Connor 3-0 in his opening tie, before seeing off Jim Williams 4-3 in the last 32.

‘Gaga’ dropped just two sets as he ousted Alan Souter 4-1, then sensationally ousted world number one Kerwin Price 5-1 last night.

6.45 pm: The 2022/23 PDC World Darts Championship features four players from four different countries, with the semi-finals starting in 55 minutes this evening.

Only one of those four knows what it’s like to be a world champion – three-time winner Michael van Gerwen, who started the event as the tournament favorite and has so far lived up to expectations.

Van Gerwen of the Netherlands faces first-round semi-finalist Dimitri van den Berg of Belgium in the second match, but Grand Slam champion Michael Smith takes on Germany’s Gabriel Clemens in the first.

6.25 pm: If you need a quick recap of last night’s extraordinary quarter-finals, here it is. First we saw Gabriel Clemens oust Kerwin Price 5-1. In an attempt to combat the taunts from the crowd, the Welshman dons a pair of headphones and blocks out the noise in scenes never before seen in Ochil! He later said on Instagram after the match that he would never play worlds again.

Following that play, Van Gerwen sent a warning to his fellow rivals by whitewashing Chris Tobey 5-0. We expect similar drama this evening!

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90 minutes until kick-off: Hello, welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of the World Darts Championship. It’s semi-final night, and if last night’s action is anything to go by, we’re in for a real treat. Let’s go!

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