Raymond van Barneveld is not enjoying the second series of Players Championships in Milton Keynes for the time being.

The five-time world champion also lost on Wednesday at Players Championship 6 in the first round, this time to Luke Humphries.

'Barney' seemed to be on his way to his first victory this week.

He lost the opening leg, but then took a comfortable 4-1 lead.

He lost that margin by handing in the subsequent five legs.

With 82.7 points, Van Barneveld could not be satisfied with his average either.

The 53-year-old from The Hague was also beaten on Tuesday against Mervyn King (4-6) in the first round of Players Championship 5. He has not been lucky with the draw so far, because King was in the final of The Masters at the beginning of this year. and Humphries in the final battle of the UK Open last week.

Van Barneveld made his comeback as a professional darts player last month, after conquering a Tour card from the PDC at Q-School.

He stunted with the win of Players Championship 3, but stranded in his first major since his return to the UK Open in the second round.

The last two of a total of four Players Championships are on the program on Thursday and Friday.

After this, the first nine rounds of the Premier League Darts will be played in Milton Keynes between April 5 and 9 and April 19 until April 22.

Michael van Gerwen has unsubscribed from these Players Championships.

The three-time world champion opts for a rest period prior to the Premier League.

After a difficult start to the season at the UK Open, he showed recovery with a semi-final place, in which he had no chance against Humphries.