Full name Michael Adams
Country England
Born 17 November 1971 (age 44)
        Truro, Cornwall, England, UK
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2738 (October 2016)
               (No. 12 in the September 2013 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2761 (September 2013)

Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is an English chess Grandmaster (1989). His highest ranking is world No. 4, achieved several times from October 2000 to October 2002.His peak Elo rating is 2761.

He has achieved good results in World Chess Championship tournaments. Several times a World Championship Candidate, he reached the semifinals 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.