Michael Smith has been haunted throughout this year's Unibet Premier Darts League by an inability to polish off many of his rivals when having the first chance of a match-winning double or to clinch a crucial leg.
The St Helens ace has matched all his opponents in terms of scoring but lacked his normal deadly finishing.
It was a similar story in Sheffield last night (Thursday) when he was held to a 7-7 draw by James Wade but with a better completion rate would have demolished The Machine.
A high-quality opening saw Wade respond to finishes of 76 and 94 from the World Championship finalist with a 144 checkout to level in leg four, only for Smith to then fire in a 128 bull combination.
Double 10 in leg six saw Bully Boy claim the first break to move 4-2 up, but his missed doubles in four of the next five which allowed Wade back in to move 6-5 up.
A brilliant 161 checkout from Wade saw him secure a point, but Smith took the final two legs to share the spoils.
"It's a frustrating result," said Wade, the 2009 Premier League champion. "I got a point, which I guess is quite important at this stage of the season, but I'm not happy with how I played.
"Michael played better than me but I was fortunate he didn't hit his doubles."