Suffolk's Peter Wright missed out on winning the Premier League Darts title after he was beaten by Michael van Gerwen at London's O2 Arena.
The 47-year-old from Mendham survived a thrilling comeback from Phil Taylor in the semi-final to reach the next round.
Michael van Gerwen came from 7-2 down in a dramatic final to beat Wright 11-10 after he missed six match darts.
The Dutchman picked up his third major title of 2017.
Suffolk's Peter Wright will bid to lift the Darts Premier League Trophy at the O2 in London tonight.
The 47-year-old from Mendham will face the legendary Phil Taylor in the semi-finals, with the winner going on to face either Michael van Gerwen or Gary Anderson later in the evening.
It will be the world number three's first appearance in the play-offs having narrowly missed out in previous years.
A record prize of £250,000 is at stake for the eventual champion.
Suffolk darts player Peter Wright has opened up a one-point lead at the top of the Premier League table after beating James Wade 7-5 in Glasgow.
The 46-year-old from Mendham took advantage of Phil Taylor's defeat at the hands of Adrian Lewis to take top spot.
Wright, who was in confident mood having secured his first televised title at the UK Open last weekend, held off a Wade fightback to secure maximum points.
Darts Premier League table (Top three)
- 1.) Peter Wright Pld:6 Pts: 9
- 2.) Michael van Gerwen Pld:5 Pts:8
- 3.) Gary Anderson Pld:6 Pts:7
World number one Michael van Gerwen is Wright's closest challenger after he returned from a back injury with victory over Kim Huybrechts.
Suffolk's Peter Wright has been knocked out of the World Darts Championship by defending champion Gary Anderson.
The 46-year-old from Mendham battled back well to get himself level at three sets a piece in the semi-final at Alexandra Palace, but Anderson then pulled away to win 6-3.
Anderson will now face world number one Michael van Gerwen in tonight's final after he beat fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld 6-2 to progress.
Suffolk's Peter Wright will be aiming to book his place in the final of the World Darts Championship tonight.
The world number three from Mendham takes on defending champion Gary Anderson in the semi-finals later at the Alexandra Palace.
'Snakebite' beat James Wade in the last eight to reach this stage, while Anderson won a thrilling encounter with Dave Chisnall.
If Wright does come out on top, he will face Michael van Gerwen or Raymond van Barneveld in tomorrow's showpiece.
Suffolk darts player Peter Wright booked a place in the World Championship quarter-finals after winning an epic game at Alexandra Palace last night (December 30).
The 45-year-old edged out Dave Chisnall 4-3 to set-up a showdown with Adrian Lewis in the last eight.
Wright averaged 103.69 and hit 14 180s as both players wowed the sell-out crowd.
Suffolk's Peter Wright has taken another step towards a possible second successive final at the PDC World Darts Championships.
The colourful 44-year-old from Mendham eased through his second round match against Ronny Huybrechts yesterday, winning by 4 sets to 1.
Wright admitted that he was stunned by the support he received at the Alexandra Palace.
Suffolk darts star Peter Wright says that he is targeting the World number one spot in the PDC rankings following his stunning run to the final of the World Championships.
Wright narrowly missed out to Dutchman Michael van Gerwen at Alexandra Palace, but the 43-year-old believes that he has the ability to one day reach the top.
Peter 'Snakebite' Wright is one of sport's most colourful characters.
He's known for his rainbow look - and the snakes on his head which were created by his hairdresser wide Jo.
They're both just back from the World Darts Championship, where Peter, from Mendham in Suffolk, narrowly lost out in the final to Dutchman Michael Van Gerwen.
And they headed straight to the ITV News Anglia studio to have a chat with Jonathan and Becky.