Setting the power meter and the left-right accuracy meter to their middle positions will not land the dart exactly where its point is aimed. Set the power meter to about 70% of full power and the left-right accuracy meter exactly in the middle to hit the exact point where the dart is aimed. Or, aim the dart a little higher than the point where you want it to land, and then try for the center point of the power meter.
If you accidentally picked more power or less power than you wanted on the power meter, look for opportunities to still get a good value for that dart by veering it to the left or right using the left-right accuracy meter.
The highest scoring place on the board is not the inner bullseye, which give you 50 points, but the intersection of the trebles ring and the 20-wedge, which gives you 60 points.
As you get closer to the bullseye, there are more metal edges per square inch, and therefore a greater chance of hitting a metal edge and bouncing off the dartboard.
For the Basic and 301 variations, try to aim the dart for the 20-wedge, which is the highest scoring wedge; also, if your dart sails low, you have a chance to hit the bullseye.
When playing the Shanghai variation, itís better to aim toward the outer part of the wedge, where itís wider.