Europe Echecs is organizing the 3rd Circuit Espoir which will take place on 5th October, under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. This year, the chess event will be part of the bigger festival – “Vivre le sport”, which will bring together the best European athletes of 18 sports. This day will be opened by a speech of the President of the European Union, Nicolas Sarkozy.
The World Youth Chess Championship 2008 will take place in Vung Tau, Vietnam.
The 9th Banjaluka International tournament is taking place on September 29th until October 8th at Music pavilion in Banja Luka, BIH. Viktor Korchnoi and Zlatko Ilincic are back to defend the last-year’s tied first place. Korchnoi was supposed to play in the famous 1979 tournament but the Soviet Union threatened with withdrawal of its players and the organizers were eventually forced to revoke Viktor’s invitation. He was replaced by then-unknown Garry Kasparov who won the race by large margin. 28 years later, Korchnoi finally saw Banjaluka when he was invited to participate in the 8th International tournament.