Once again the "White Knights" event in St. Petersburg, Russia, provides nice material for the aspiring tactician to learn from. This time we have two fairly straightforward wins that are worth checking out.
White to play: Both monarchs have sought concealment amongst their remaining pawns, so decisive action is needed to bring home the win. Your task is to find all lines leading to mate-in-two.
White to play: The position looks grim for Kirpichenkov -- his king exposed to an assault along the light squares.
Your task is to find the mate-in-several!
Hint: The final move may take a bit of looking.