--Grandmaster Luke McShane
Tukmakov's discussion is a broad one, citing games dating from 1891 up 2011. Along the way the author peppers his survey with advice, tidbits and common sense, with strong writing and a balanced approach. An important book on a much-neglected topic.
--John D. Warth, Chess Club of Southern Indiana
Tukmakov has created a unique symbiosis: a training book with stories. Qualifications such as brilliant or wonderful are really far too stale for this work. This book will most probably become a classic in chess literature.
--Martin Rieger; Rochade Europa
There is a lot of thought-provoking stuff in the book.
--International Master Arthur van de Oudeweetering, ChessVibes