Michael van Gerwen conquered the shared lead in the Premier League Darts on Thursday.
De Brabander won during the eleventh round in Milton Keynes, England, without convincing with 8-5 against Jonny Clayton.
Van Gerwen only ran into problems in the opening phase.
He was broken at 1-1, but immediately broke back with a nice 117 finish.
He then lost a break lead himself (from 4-2 to 4-4), but immediately hit another hole (7-4) and never let it go.
The number three in the world did not record a great average with 95.83 points.
On Wednesday he still made a crushing impression with an average of 109.96 during his 8-3 victory over Dimitri Van den Bergh.
Van Gerwen took revenge on Clayton.
He lost 3-7 against the Welshman during the ninth round, who also hurt him a few times earlier this year, including in the second round at The Masters.
Due to Thursday's victory, 'Mighty Mike' tied in points with leader Nathan Aspinall, who still has a better leg balance.
The Englishman lost 6-8 against Van den Bergh, who, like Aspinall and Van Gerwen, is on fifteen points.
Aspinall, Van Gerwen and Van den Bergh have hit a three-point gap with shared numbers four José de Sousa, who had to settle for a 7-7 draw against James Wade, and Clayton. At the bottom, Gary Anderson was 8-3 too strong for Peter Wright.Keywords: