The book caontains about 680 game fragments on the 7 themes listed below, all diagrammed, with solutions. From the cover: In the late 1990s five books were released, each dedicated to a unique tactical theme, and each with approximately 100 pages. Written by the late Russian correspondence master Victor Charushin, the books were: Alekhine’s Block, Combination Cross, Lasker’s Combination, Mitrofanov’s Deflection, The Steeplechase. They were very well-received by chessplayers everywhere. And, in fact, Charushin had written two more books in the series, Domination, and Less Common Combinations, but these were never released. For this edition of The Tactician’s Handbook, German grandmaster Karsten Müller has carefully reviewed and then selected the material he thought most enlightening. Then instructive exercises were added. All the analysis has been checked by the silicon monster, while Charushin’s notes and comments were revised where necessary.