Metz: This match against Peter Leko seems to be a historic event. Have you ever played Fischer Random Chess with friends?
Michael Adams: No. I have no experience of Fischer Random Chess
Metz: What do you expect from your match against Leko?
Adams: I think it will be very difficult for me as I have no experience with the game.
Metz: Do you think Fischer Random favours you? It seem that you play uncommon positions more easily than Leko.
Adams: No, I think that Peter will be a big favourite with his greater experience of the game.
Metz: Do you think there are good prospects for Fischer Random Chess in future? Or do you agree with people who say: standard chess is difficult enough?
Adams: I will be able to give you a better answer to this after the match. Standard chess is most certainly difficult enough but it is always interesting to try something different.
Metz: What final result do you expect for your eight games?
Adams: As I said before I think my opponent is the favourite.
Metz: And against the handheld, which is less strong than last year's Fritz on Primergy?
Adams: It is hard to make predictions when playing against computers but I hope that I can do OK.
Metz: At the very least another highlight of the Chess Classic Mainz is the battle of the world champions. You played the whole time in the FIDE championships. This means you have always regarded Viswanathan Anand as the only world champion?
Adams: I only had the opportunity to participate in the FIDE world championships but I have great respect for both Anand and Kramnik.
Metz: What result does the world number one in rapid chess predict for the battle?
Adams: I think the match will be very close, but perhaps Vishy is a slight favourite in rapid chess.