The PDC World Championship is darts' annual show-piece held at the historic Alexandra Palace in London.
The tournament features 72 players from around the world battling it out for £1.65 million in prize money and the iconic Sid Waddell trophy.
Introduced in 1994 following a dispute with the British Darts Organisation over prize money and television coverage, the PDC World Championship has gone on to become the greatest event on planet darts, attended by 66,000 fans each year.
The tournament is currently sponsored by William Hill
and is now staged at the Alexandra Palace in London after being held the Circus Tavern in Purfleet for its first 14 stagings.
Phil Taylor has been crowned World Champion an incredible 16 times, but has suffered mixed fortunes at the new venue, winning the title just twice since it moved to Ally Pally in 2008.
There have been many memorable matches contested in the history of the prestigious event, making it a gripping feast of darts over the festive period.