"Spiderman”

Michael Adams is one of the few people who are not offended by their nicknames – "Spiderman", it fully reflects the style of the Grandmaster. Despite his fame, he remains a simple and responsive guy. But it is only in life, and at the board his creed is one hundred percent calmness.

– Tell us what do you do in your free time?

– Frankly speaking, I don’t really have much free time. I watch TV to relax a little and I like films with James Bond.

– According to you, which actor does the best “job” as an Agent “007”?

– I can not say anything about it. I don’t have any movie idols. Angelina Jolie is an exception. I'm crazy about her! I think it is not necessary to explain why ... (laughing)

– Do you have a degree?

– No, I don’t and it's not a priority for me. Like many other GMs, immediately after school, I was involved in professional sports even more than others.

– Do you have a favorite designer?

– No, I don’t! I am just a chess player ... (laughing)

– Do you travel a lot?

– I would even say very often – I have been almost everywhere in the world! I like Florida, I advise everyone to visit this American state. I like visiting Sydney, it is very beautiful there. If one asks me why Sydney, I won’t be able to give a definite answer – you just need to go there and feel the energy of this city...

– Do you have a family?

– Yes, I am married. And, perhaps, my wife is the most important in my life. It is a pity that we do not have children yet, but I'm sure that everything is ahead of us.

– Do you like talking to journalists?

– It depends. Sometimes they ask you very inappropriate questions concerning very personal and intimate things. Obviously, I do not answer such questions.

– Do you have pets?

– I don’t have any dogs or cats, but I have beautiful fish in a big aquarium.

– Do you like computer games?

– I would not say so. I don’t even have time to read a book and what can I say about computer games?

– What are your impressions on Russia?

– Only positive. The weather is a bit cold for me, otherwise I really like your country.