Michael Adams is a British grandmaster. His highest ranking is world number 4, achieved several times from October 2000 to October 2002. He has achieved a peak Elo rating of 2755.
Adams has achieved good results in World Chess Championship tournaments. Several times a Candidate, he reached the semi-finals in 1997, 1999 and 2000. At the 2004 FIDE Championship, he reached the final, narrowly losing out to Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the tie-break games.
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