After you have worked your way through this book and studied seriously, you will be a crack tactician.
Superb.--Paul Motwani, Grandmaster "The Scotsman "
A great book!--Alexander Nikitin, Garry Kasparov's coach
Excellent training material for those who want to improve their tactical abilities. My personal favorites are the 'Miracle Saves'.--Richard Vedder, FIDE Master, Netherlands "Schakers.info "
The last section is a giant examination of 356 positions where themes are mixed - so it's a truer test of your skill. Solutions are carefully explained and the layout is clean, generous and attractive.--Daniel King, Grandmaster
The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Simply because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills. Experienced Russian Grandmaster Jakov Neishtadt has selected those examples from the games of masters that have the biggest instructional value for club players. In the first part of the book Neishstadt teaches a systematic course on the most important tactical themes. The second part consist of an exam with hundreds of tests from real-life chess, in random order so as not to give unwelcome hints on how to solve them. The solutions are not just lists of moves, but include instructive prose.