PDC World Darts Championship prize money – and how one star doubled his winnings

The PDC Darts World Championships is quickly racing towards its conclusion.

And with the final eight set to step up to the oche on New Year's Day, their eyes will be firmly on the trophy and the handsome prize sum that comes with it.

After reaching the quarter-finals, each player is guaranteed to have pocketed themselves £50,000.

That sum rises from the £7,500 for the losers in round one and gradually increases over the course of the tournament.

However, even with that handsome sum on offer, there is a larger prize to be claimed for the winner of the event: £500,000.

The final eight will all be in action on January 1, with James Wade and Mervyn King kicking off proceedings before Luke Humphries takes on Gary Anderson.

The evening sessions, set to start around 7:30pm, will see Peter Wright and Callan Rydz step up before defending champion Gerwyn Price faces Michael Smith.

All will be hoping to advance to the semi-finals, on Sunday, and claim the guaranteed £100,000.

For those that advance to the final, the £500,000 will go to the winner, while the loser will net £200,000.

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Luke Humphries looked set for an early exit when he was due to face Dave Chisnall in the third round, pocketing himself £25,000.

However, due to a positive Covid test for Chisnall, he was forced to withdraw from the tournament.

That positive test saw Humphries advance to the fourth round, raising his prize money to £35,000.

Humphries was then able to go one better by beating Chris Dobey, increasing his prize money further to £50,000.

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