I found the methods described in the book extremely overly complicated and unnecessarily complex. It might work well for you, but I found the simpler methods described in the Mike Kim book much easier to grasp and implement. The different methods here actually slowed me down without significant increases in score. If you are really struggling with games from the get go and feel the need for a step by step hand-holding method this may help, but if you have good instincts with games to begin with and just need to work on speed and organization I would avoid this book. Useful only for lots of games to practice with.