Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross are neck-and-neck at the top of a tight Premier League table after both earning wins in Nottingham on Thursday.
World number one Van Gerwen eased past Gerwyn Price 7-2, after Cross had beaten Raymond van Barneveld 7-3.
The pair have nine points from six matches and an equal leg difference.
James Wade’s loss to Mensur Suljovic saw him fall from first to third, while Peter Wright drew with Daryl Gurney and Michael Smith thumped Nathan Aspinall.
Defending champion Van Gerwen, 29, was below his best with an average of 96, but has now won all of his 14 meetings with Price.
World number two Cross continued his impressive form in winning for the third week in a row against a beleaguered Van Barneveld.
The Dutchman, who plans to retire after the 2020 PDC World Championship, is bottom of the table and winless in his six matches.
The player at the foot of the league after the ninth match in Rotterdam at the end of this month will be eliminated.
Week six results, Nottingham
Nathan Aspinall 2-7 Michael Smith
James Wade 3-7 Mensur Suljovic
Rob Cross 7-3 Raymond van Barneveld
Gerwyn Price 2-7 Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright 6-6 Daryl Gurney