Game Of the Week: Stupak vs. Bok - 42th Chess Olympiad
Opening: D43: QGD semi-Slav
Player(s): Stupak, Bok
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The Olympiad is upon us again. I love the drama of who will take the medals in the end, but I also appreciate how all those grandmaster matchups will provide a number of exciting games and potential game of the week material. One of the best from the early rounds was a tactical slugfest in the Netherlands-Belarus match. Kirill Stupak risks playing with his king in the center while Benjamin Bok, at the expense of some material, looked for ways to get at it and take it down.