Michael Van Gerwen and James Wade served up a classic as draws dominated night 13 of the Premier League in Birmingham.
In-form Wade, who recently won three PDC titles, went 7-5 in front as he attempted to become just the second player to record a pair of regular-season victories over Van Gerwen, having beaten the Dutchman 7-3 in Exeter in February.
However, on his 30th birthday, Van Gerwen reeled off successive 12 and 13-dart legs just when he needed them to secure a 7-7 draw.
That was enough to maintain his one-point lead at the the top of the table ahead of Rob Cross, who drew with Gerwyn Price earlier in the night after surviving four match darts.
Mensur Suljovic battled back from 6-2 down to rescue a draw against last year’s runner-up Michael Smith.
Daryl Gurney was the only winner of the night, remaining in top-four contention with an important 8-4 win over Peter Wright.