I've been writing some chess puzzles lately and I thought I would post some of them up here. I'm quite fond of this one so I thought I would share. I traditionally am not a fan of problems that are a "Mate in X," especially when it's in five, but the position, I think, is aesthetically pleasing. The real problem isn't the mate, in my opinion, it's setting it up.
[Event "Forced Mate in 5"] [Date "2020.11.05"] [White "White"] [Black "Black"] [WhiteElo "2622"] [BlackElo "2622"] [Annotator "Bateman, David"] [FEN "2r1qbnr/1b4p1/p2pNk1p/npp1pP2/4P1Q1/2PPB3/PP4PP/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1"] [SourceVersionDate "2020.11.19"] 1... Bc6
White to move and force mate in 5 moves.
I'm inspired by a number of games, but primarily Alekhine vs Janoski, 1924 New York.
Note: Only recently have I learned that problems and puzzles are accepted here and I believe it to be a better community for them.