not too late?

charliecrush

Are there any chess masters or GMs who have started taking chess seriously between 15-18 because as far as I know most of the GMs started at 11 and even younger sometimes

blackjokercz

Arthur Dake did that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Dake
he started at 17 and became gm at 40

charliecrush

but as far as I have read on his wiki info he deserved it since he was 25 right?