It's a simple phrase, but it has meanings that I can not deduce.
It is true Anand said it?
To forget WC, to be on top 20 ranking in the world, to win outstanding tournaments, become a grand master, 500 best players in the world...?. Forget what?
In this forum, I do not remember it well. Someone wrote that he knew a case of a person of 60, 62 who started studying it from scratch and in 2 years he had 2200 ELO (it is very possible that it is true).
I am very interested in knowing your opinion (or cases that you know) about age.
When is it too late to start?
If one starts with 24 and studies hard can not reach the 50 best?
Are there cases of meteoric learning curves in a short time?
The media called Korchnoi old in Merano 1981?
Pillsbury learned at 18 (if I'm wrong, you can correct me)
The phrase of the header can be seen from many perspectives and with many debates.
What player started playing obtaining high ratio "advanced age"-admirable tournaments wins?
District or State Level Tournaments? Can anyone win one, starting to study at 40?