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    The teachers at Methuen had been rather vague in their lessons on human anatomy but Beth had accumulated a fairly big collection of Cosmopolitan and Vogue issues that taught her a thing or two about her own body. The first signs of a pregnancy were among those things.

    It would make sense, some part of her mind whispered. She and Benny had played the Las Vegas Open two months ago, and the city always made them a bit crazy.

    OR: Four months, three week, and two days before the World Chess Championship in 1972 Beth realizes that she might be pregnant.

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    And, as the weeks turned into months, Margaret’s suspicions seemed to come true. Standing in her kitchen, washing the dishes Mike had left out before he went to work, Margaret watched as Beth came home drunk day after day. She watched as Beth failed to bring out the trash, and as her front garden turned into some sort of suburban nightmare. She watched as Beltik came back, only for Beth to not open the door.

    It was a tragedy, really, only Margaret felt vindicated.

    Yes, maybe she hadn’t been allowed to go to college, and maybe Jean kept her awake even if she wanted nothing more than to drink and sleep, but at least Beth hadn’t gotten her dream life either.

    OR: Margaret watches Beth through her kitchen window.

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    Benny decides to break his rules when Beth beats him at speed chess - a possible version of Benny's thoughts in ep 6.

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    When her mother deliberately crashes their car, it ends Beth’s life as she knows it and strands her at Methuen Home. She has yet to learn of the chain of events this will set in motion. The one that will start with her introduction to the world of chess, give her a new mother, and take her far beyond the borders of Lexington.

    As she works her way towards the very centre of that world, she meets numerous other people along the way. But among weak opponents, friendships, rivalries, and hardships there is one person who sticks out from among them all. Vasily Borgov, the intimidating World Champion from the Soviet Union with a face that is much harder to read than the sixty-four squares he rules over, catches her eyes from the start and she finds it impossible to look away.

    Or, we follow Beth through canon and into the years beyond as she struggles with finding her place in the world, creating bonds with others, and substance abuse, but also finds the good things in life, such as success, friendship, and love.

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    "No..."[..] she started [..]
    "[..]he's the only one that can help you. He understands the mechanisms of this kind of tournaments; he knows how to move: [..] He's the only American to do so in twenty years. So I think that he's the right person. " [..]
    Beth knew that Harry was right, as most of the time. [..]
    She needed to call him; she needed to call Benny.

     

    Beth and Benny, two different faces of the same coin: two different people with their own unresolved problems, and issues.
    The first, after her victory in Moscow, have to face the consequence of her past choices, and with the pressure of the fame; while some shadows from her mother's past are returning to discombobulate her life even more.
    The second, instead, have to deal with the fact that he's not anymore the Great Champion that he was and with a wound that has been tormenting him for the last ten years.
    Two entities who seem unable to communicate with each other, yet one is indispensable to the other.
    Will these two outstanding chess players finally being able to leave the past aside and work together in view of the World Championship qualifiers?

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    “Jonny Hale.”

    He was reaching across the chessboard to shake her hand, but Beth froze. She knew that voice, it had echoed through her head with the same intensity as Benny’s laugh for the last few minutes. So, this was the face of the asshole who thought he could insult her; who laughed about her behind her back; who turned her friends against her.

    “Beth Harmon. It’s a pleasure.”

    OR: During the French Open in Marseilles Beth unfortunately meets a chess player, who is more than just a sore loser - he is a dangerous asshole as well.

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    Fischer delay (or time increment), invented by Bobby Fischer. When it becomes a player's turn to move, the delay (or increment) is added to the player's remaining time.

    Or: Giuoco Piano's extras because author didn't want to disturb the 6/6 in the main story

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    they fall apart, without noticing.

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    Yes, this is exactly what you think it is.

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    Beth Harmon has achieved everything she ever wanted, so why wasn't she satisfied? And why couldn't she forget about a certain man in a silly hat.

    If only she could concentrate long enough to defeat her current opponent, she might have time to deal with the whirlwind of emotions wrecking havoc in her brain.

     

    My take on: Beth goes to Benny after her victory over Borgov.

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    “Beth, listen to me. Love isn’t always some cosmic connection. Sometimes it's slow and deliberate, keeps you thinking that someone is just a friend until one day you look at them and you just know.”

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    There is a world within our own, where different people live. They’re not that different, but they do have one special ability - turning themselves into cats.

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    Beth can’t see color. But the chess board and the world that it contains is all black and white, so it doesn’t really bother her.

    Ironically, it is at a chess tournament that she starts to see color.

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    or the queen's gambit "you can't see colors until you meet your soulmate au" that no one asked for

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    Beth is the God of Life.
    Benny is the God of Death.
    And now, it's time for the world to end.

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    This is a list of the many characters (canon and not) that are presented in CLM, with their characteristics and data. I decided to make it for explaining and elencate the various changes that I made during the course of the fic, being this a story with a lot of chapters and events.
    The descriptions will be uploaded and edited every time a new CLM chapter will be uploaded, and I will report what are spoilers from what is not.
    Like a wiki.

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    Staying in Moscow after the Invitational, Beth is delighted to find Vasily Borgov is to show her the city. She has plans. So has Borgov. Both gets more than they had envisioned.

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    Beth is getting a teddy bear, Benny is helping.

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    Benny writes letters to Beth, sonnets, grievances, loving and lonely all in the same breath.

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    “Benny woke up and realized that Beth’s arm was flung over his waist, Benny wasn’t complaining, but he needed to get up and pee for one thing and coffee for another. He carefully moved so that he didn’t wake Beth. She looked so peaceful and beautiful lying there in hi..no their bed”

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    It's September 23, 2018, and the 43rd Chess Olympiad is about to begin.
    When Elizabeth Harmon logs on her favorite dating app out of boredom, she can't imagine this choice will shake her world to its core. 

    When the alert that she has matched with him appears on her screen, she stops breathing for a whole second. Beth clicks on the message option, sure that there has been a mistake or a bug, but the chat opens without fuss. She has really matched with Vasily Borgov.

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