Wojos Weapons 2
Winning With White
Dean Ippolito, Jonathan Hilton
IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton are back with their second in a series of opening volumes based on the games of the late Alex Wojtkiewicz. While the first volume was devoted primarily to the Catalan and Slav, in Wojoss Weapons: Winning With White Volume 2 attention is focused solely on the fianchetto variation of the Kings Indian.
The authors present their treatment of the subject matter in the form of 78 well-annotated games that contain not only critical analysis but plenty of explanatory prose. The variations, examined, in keeping with Wojtkiewiczs style, tend not to be highly theoretical main lines (for example 8.b3 against the Panno, not 8.d5 or 8.h3) and the emphasis is more on understanding.
This is not to say that the proposed repertoire is not without sting nor that the authors dont improve on Wojos play when warranted. One example is the line 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.d4 d6 6.0-0 c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.Ne5!?. This symmetrical variation is a deceptively dangerous system for Black that was a proven point winner for Wojt. Now after the correct move 8 …Nfd7! White does best with 9.Nd3 (and not Wojtkiewiczs 9.Nxd7).
Wojoss Weapons: Winning With White Volume 2 is an excellent guide to the White side of the fianchetto Kings Indian that is ideally suited for players from 1800 on up.