Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pump it up

I read this a couple of days ago in Kundalini, Evolution and Enlightenment and it's really too good not to share

I read the above a couple of weeks ago on Nigel Davies' blog and it is, indeed, really too good not to share. It proceeds, quoting the aforesaid Kundalini:
"I remember once I asked my master why there are so many false teachers in the world. He said,'They create a fence for those who are genuine. By attracting those students who want to get something for nothing, they free the real teachers to work with a smaller group of sincere aspirants'."

This is true of many fields, the one that I know best being chess. It's easy to spot those who attempt to pump their charges with tricky openings...

Now that's what I call philosophy.

Students wishing to explore Nigel's philosophy further are referred to the following books:

Alekhine's Defence
Gambiteer I: A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
Gambiteer II: A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
The Grünfeld Defence
Play 1.e4 e5!
Play the Catalan
Starting Out: The Modern
Taming the Sicilian
The Dynamic Reti
The Trompovsky
The Veresov

and DVDs:

The Accelerated Dragon
Build a 1.d4 Repertoire
A Busy Person's Opening System
Caro Krusher!
Colle System
Closed Sicilian
1...d6 Universal
Dashing Danish
1.e4 for the Creative Attacker
1...e6: A Solid Repertoire
The English Opening
The f4 Sicilian
French Defence Strategy
King's Indian Attack
London System
The Pirc Defence
The Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation
Ruy Lopez: Moller Defence
The Scotch Game
Stonewall Dutch
Strangling the Sicilian
The Tarrasch Defence
Torre Attack
Untamed Chigorin

[Thanks to Tom]

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