The January 2005 Tactics Time features some great positions!
Included are discovered and double attacks, deflections, mating nets, and two games where the losing side forces a draw (a really under appreciated, but important tactical motif!)
Problem #8 is interesting, because the computer knows the best move instantly with the 5 piece tablebases installed, but could not quickly solve it through calculation. If you get into a lot of endgames, and do a lot of computer analysis, the endgame tablebases can be really helpful in finding the best moves.
Problem #9 is probably my favorite Tactics Time problem of all time. Mikhail Ponomarev (Black) is a Master, and Paul Grimm (White) is a B player, who would play every game out until checkmate, always looking for a “swindle”. This game was played in Durango, which hosted the US G/60 championship that year.
Other games feature Randy Reynolds, Dean Brown, Dan Avery, Joe Aragon, Al Gardner and more!