Most professional darts matches are 501, one of the simplest countdown games. In darts 501, players start with 501 points and take turns throwing three darts. A competition comprises several games, called legs, and points scored are deducted from the starting score of 501.
Points can be scored by hitting specific areas on the dartboard. In darts 501, a bullseye is worth 50 points, and the outer bull is 25. The double and treble rings will double and triple the score, respectively. Unlike archery and other target sports, the point distribution on the dartboard doesn’t follow the principle of increasing towards the centre; instead, the points are distributed all across the board in specific segments, the most valuable of which is the treble ring through which players can score up to 60 points. The first player to reach an exact score of zero wins, and the last dart must land in a double or the bullseye. If a player reduces the score to one or goes in the negative, the player’s turn ends and the score resets to what it was at the start of the turn.
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