Mercia secured a playoff with Olton A for promotion as they skittled Olton B 5-1 in a one-sided affair. Lee F had an easy win after his opponent simply forgot about a N fork on a Q and R. It easily happens! Andrew M had another quick win with Black taking just 27 moves rather the 15 from yesterday! Both games are now in Merciabase. Jon H once again piled too much pressure on his opponents centre to record his second win in 24 hours! John P was lucky to get away with a draw having had a better position early on. Mike S drifted again into a total bore draw. This left Mark T constantly refusing draw offers in a plus position and his persistence paid off in the end-game as his opponent dropped a pawn and played on for another 15 minutes in a position that even a 5yo would resign. Excellent back-to-back wins and the playoff date with Olton A will be set shortly!