I'm finally done with my college applications, and I'm eager to get back to the chessboard. Over the weekend, I played in the LVCA Scholarship Scholastic tournament and won the top prize, a $400 scholarship. I want to thank the Lehigh Valley Chess Association for their support of local scholastic players.
The following position occurred in one of my games in the tournament. Can you find the mate in five for white?
Currently my USCF rating is 2274 and I am ranked 8th of all 17-year-olds in the US, and my goal is to break 2300 rating as soon as possible. The Amateur East Team Tournament, PA State Championship, Philadelphia Open, and the US SuperNationals are all big tournaments coming up.
Solution: 16. Bxe6+ Kh8 17. Ng6+ Kh7 18. Qf5 Ne5 19. Nf8+ Kh8 20. Qh7#