Sam Collins is an International Master with two GM norms, and a former Irish and Japanese Champion. He has represented Ireland at six Olympiads, winning an individual gold medal at Bled 2002.
So it's an eclectic and, as the author says, 'quirky', collection of mini-essays on various features of the middlegame, written with a lightness of touch and pleasing dash of self-deprecation. I liked it. - Chess Scotland This book was very readable and the author was able to convey his ideas in a method that should enable the reader to better his chess. The text and examples are clear and to the point. I highly recommend this book to players in the 1500-2000 range and feel that it will not only improve their game but increase their enjoyment of chess. - Chess Today