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    A girl, who was nothing more than a pawn, a young woman, who was just a normal citizen, a fighter, who had no choice, but fight.

    The world was always splitted into two places, good and evil, white and black, light and dark. Two ends of a chessboard. Good and evil fighting against each other and trying to win.

    How can a young woman survive a horrible war, where nearly everyone dies? She has no choice, but fight for the king and the queen, after all she is just a pawn on the chessboard and she has to move forwards.

    How can this all end? Can a single pawn change all the game?

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    my playlist for my beth x benny fanfic
    April 1958: Benny Watts- an ambitious chessplayer and now the youngest US Champion ever- is now waiting to come back home, after a humiliating defeat on his first participation at the Interzonal Tournament. At the thought of Vasilj Borgov's eyes, a sensation of impotence pervaded him and for the first time, Benny felted himself incapable. But he promised to himself that he will get his revenge: that he would never feel that type of impotence ever again. He will beat Borgov - and the USSR's Federation, in the same way, he did with him.
    He will tear down that wall.
    April 1968: Beth Harmon is now returning home triumphant and with the brand new title of Grand Master after her glorious winning in Moscow.
    The next move is winning the World Championships' qualifications; but before, she needs to play a match with someone that she's still too afraid to challenge: herself and her past.
    Two different people, with a different past but with the same goals and fears - two sides of the same medal.
    Takes one to know one

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    And maybe family isn’t forever either, perhaps you can’t put a temporal dimension to it, can’t measure it by a chess clock or even a calendar year. But maybe not being alone isn’t a permanent state either. Perhaps there are people that come into your life when you need it, and are there when you need it.

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    or 5 Times Friends Helped Beth + 1 Time Beth Helped Her Friend

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    L'Étranger (fr): the outsider; the foreigner.

    What do you do after you've done everything?

    Beth has to think of something.

    Beth's journey from Moscow to the World Championship, and all the people who, one way or another, come along with her.

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    Pre-Paris game, Beth gives in, goes to Cleo and becomes the anchor driving herself down.
    Borgov, in contemplation about his feelings towards a certain red haired American Chess player who he finds completely drunk at the hotel bar, helps her and then finds himself even more drawn to her than he already was.
    The is a 2 part story. Please forgive me for all the mistakes, english is not my first language.

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    Benny never forgot the affair he had had with Beth Harmon. He never forgot her wicked sense of humor and her wit. But when his life was taken over by his three daughters, he never saw the chess player again.
    Until he turns up to his daughters sports day, and there she is smoking and sitting under and umbrella.

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    Beth and Townes speculating on what their friends would be like as cats. It's 100% feline fluff. Now with additional cats added!

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    Beth is sent back in time and has a second chance.
    My take on the time trave trope

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    5/?
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    The Queens Circus was known throughout Europe and America for one performer, and one performer alone. Beth Harmon. The acrobat was said to sail through the air as if she was floating. She was made from the constellations that mapped the night sky. To Benny Watts, he knows there's more to the pale faced girl he sees performing every night. He knows she aches to return home, but where is her home?

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    Beth thinking about Motherhood. I wanted to write something for Mother's Day that wasn't all fluff--this is only half fluff. I came across one of my favorite quotes from when I was 19 (the last one in the story) and I wondered what Beth would make of it. This is the result.

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    5 times Benny Watts said 'I love you' first to Beth Harmon + 1 time she said it first.

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    After winning the Invitational and before the car ride to the airport, Beth is twenty years old with the world at her fingertips.

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    Three conversations she has in Moscow.

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    Missing scene of Beth and Townes talking the night of the Borgov adjournment.

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    Beth spends the summer with Cleo and exchanges letters with friends back home.

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    Seven dinner parties and meet-ups: the Russian masters, Borgov, Townes, Benny, Harry, Jolene, and the ones Beth lost.

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    The blankets rustle behind her, and a moment later she feels Roger’s hand on her back. She offers the cigarette over her shoulder; he takes it and draws deep. Beth tries and fails not to think of the storm outside as some kind of sign.

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    All the different times Beth was married and the one time she wasn't

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    "Someday you're gonna be all alone, so you need to figure out how to take care of yourself." Harsh words for a five-year-old to hear, but her mama had been right in a way. Like it or not, she was on her own now."

    Beth in the aftermath and what comes next.

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    Для Хармон шахматы стали спасением. Миром, в котором она была богом, в котором она могла укрыться от проблем. И она, без сомнений, была в них невероятна хороша. И все же, ее мама всегда говорила, что жизнь – это не шахматы. Бет была согласна, и ее это расстраивало.

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    When all is said and done, Beth gathers up her suitcases from the carousel and steps out into the crisp Kentucky winter a champion.

    And Benny Watts is standing on the sidewalk.

    “You missed your flight,” he says, without preamble.

    After the Moscow Invitational, Beth Harmon finds a place to land.

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