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PDC Darts: The Best of Raymond Van Barneveld

Carrie DunnAnalyst IIApril 20, 2011

PDC Darts: The Best of Raymond Van Barneveld

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    It's Raymond van Barneveld's birthday and what better way to celebrate than by looking at some of his magic moments in darts?

    Van Barneveld has possibly the most exquisite throwing action in the sport, and his duel with Phil Taylor since moving to the PDC has revitalised the competition.

    If I've missed out your favourite moments, please add a link below—and if you saw any of these matches live, add your memories in the comments.

Raymond Van Barneveld: PDC World Championships 2010, Nine-Darter

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    This was van Barneveld's second nine-darter at the worlds, following one the year before. I particularly love Brendan Dolan's reaction—utter respect and admiration.

Raymond Van Barneveld: PDC World Championships 2009, Nine-Darter

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    This was the nine-darter Barney threw the year before against Jelle Klaasen—a somewhat more subdued reaction than his overexuberant excitement 12 months later.

Raymond Van Barneveld: PDC Premier League of Darts 2010

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    Another nine-darter, this time in the Premier League against Terry Jenkins. An on-form, confident Barney is something to see, and after a tough time, this proved that he still had the magic.

Raymond Van Barneveld: PDC World Championships 2007, Final

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    Possibly the best darts match ever? This is the sudden death leg of the final, as Taylor and Barneveld at the top of their game duke it out right to the wire.

Raymond Van Barneveld: BDO World Championships 2003, vs. Mervyn King

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    And a bit of nostalgia as the final clip, with some footage from the archives as Barneveld and old rival Mervyn King have a little trouble finishing their leg.

PDC Darts: The Best of Raymond Van Barneveld

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    Some great darts on show there from one of the best in the business, and one of the greatest of all time. Happy Birthday, Barney!

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