The late Aleksander Wojtkiewicz was one of the most feared players in the U.S. tournament circuit. Using his dynamic, Catalan-based opening repertoire, the "Polish Magician" won hundreds of tournaments before his untimely death in 2006. Now, Wojtkiewicz experts IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton have joined forces to produce the definitive "how-to" manual for learning Wojo's repertoire with White after 1.Nf3 d5.
Over the course of 75 fully annotated games, the authors make Wojtkiewicz's approach easily accessible to the chess public for the first time.
- Club players looking to master an efficient, safe, and practical White repertoire will benefit from the authors' full explanations of key ideas
- Titled players will find up-to-date theoretical coverage of all the lines presented, including the authors' own novelties and little-known ideas.
- Experts looking to achieve the master title will benefit most from the thorough treatment of middlegame and endgame ideas.
Wojo's Weapons is arranged so that you can quickly get started winning the Wojo way. This book is your tool to building a world-class repertoire and to achieving positional mastery.
About the Authors
International Master Dean Ippolito , a 10-time All-America Team member and winner of 13 national championship tournaments, has more than twenty years experience playing Wojtkiewicz's systems. The author of two other books, Dean operates a successful chess teaching company in New Jersey.
National Master Jonathan Hilton is an award-winning freelance journalist. His 2006 Chess Life Online series, "How Wojo Won," was praised for its accessibility to club players. Jonathan has relied on the Polish-American star's repertoire with the White pieces for the better part of a decade. This is his first book for Mongoose Press.
007 Introduction: The "Wojo System"
011 Part I: The Closed Catalan
012 Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Closed Catalan
047 Chapter 2: The Closed Catalan with 4...Bb4+
070 Chapter 3: Assembling the Repertoire
077 Part II: The Open Catalan
078 Chapter 4: The Delayed Open Catalan with 7.Ne5!? Nc6
110 Chapter 5: The Delayed Open Catalan with 7.Ne5!? c5 (and others)
121 Chapter 6: The Early Open Catalan with 5...Nc6
162 Chapter 7: The Early Open Catalan with 5...c5
185 Chapter 8: The Early Open Catalan with 5...a6 6.Ne5 Bb4+
193 Chapter 9: The Early Open Catalan with 5...a6 6.Ne5 c5
220 Chapter 10: The Early Open Catalan with 5...b5 or 5...c6
231 Chapter 11: The Early Open Catalan - Others (5...Bb4+, 5...Nbd7, 5...Bd7)
253 Part III: The Slav Defense
254 Chapter 12: The Slav Defense with 4.Qc2 dxc4
281 Chapter 13: The Slav Defense with 4.Qc2 g6
297 Chapter 14: Semi-Slav Hybrids with 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 c6
305 Part IV: Black's Other Defenses
306 Chapter 15: The Queen's Gambit Accepted
332 Chapter 16: The Tarrasch
360 Chapter 17: Systems with 2...Bf5
373 Chapter 18: The Chigorin
387 Chapter 19: The Austrian Defense