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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 list 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.

    This story will be even used by me to post some of my illustrations about my story🤗🤗

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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'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?

    this work has now a Russian translation

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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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    On her bender with Cleo the night before the Remy-Vallon finale, Beth runs into a familiar face.

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    tl;dr: Of all the characters in the show, I struggle the most with Cleo. In my most sympathetic view, she is a victim of really meh and Beth-centric screenwriting, as in the writers tried to do a thing and failed.

    Archived for March Meta Matters 2022.

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    Beth’s head is spinning pleasantly as the bathroom starts to fill with steam from the hot water pouring into the tub.
    She thinks of ditching the men down at the bar, following Cleo’s coy grin as they climbed, clumsy and giggling, up the stairs.

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    a queen's gambit fix-it. basically what would've happened if Cleo had returned to Beth's hotel room after the match with Borgov. also a look into the night they didn't show and Beth's journey with queerness.

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    “Night shifts require stamina, flexibility, commitment and the ability to pace yourself just right,” Hilton tells Beth.  He frowns.  “It’s sexier when Benny does the spiel.”

    “Is it,” Cleo says drily.

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    “You know what? Someday you might thank me for this,” Hilton calls as he leaves.

    The Boy-With-Really-Fine-Hair takes the seat next to her, where he deliberately keeps his eyes off any one person, trained instead on the chessboard, as if he can’t help himself. He enunciates carefully at his friend’s back, “Go to hell.”

    “Or not,” mutters Hilton, sauntering away with a cheerful spring in his step.

    Beth Harmon and Benny Watts have an instant connection over chess, along with spades of hatred and attraction. From their first meeting they can’t stop fighting, and it’s all very confusing.

    The "enemies with benefits" section of the Enemies-With-Benefits-to-Chess-Club-Co-Captains-to-Lovers High School Musical AU.

    (No knowledge of High School Musical franchise required. Story published as one-shots collected in a series unless author changes mind.)

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    Beth Harmon, fake dating Benny Watts, and discovering what’s real and what’s not.

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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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    A reimagining of Beth and Cleo’s meeting in Paris.

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    Завоевав титул чемпионки мира, Бет с удивлением обнаруживает, что жизнь продолжается и может быть сносной. А временами — даже доставлять удовольствие. Эпилог к Ходу королевы.

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    It starts with Cleo, who accidentally turns Beth into a vampire during the 1967 Paris Invitational.

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    Yes, this is exactly what you think it is.

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    An assembly of outtakes, shorts, meta, bad jokes, and worse poetry made in the process of writing Pawn and Knight.

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    Upon returning to the States, Beth finds herself seeking out the only person lingering in her mind. Now that she had exorcized Borgov from her nightmares, she could only think of Benny and hope she could repair the damage between them. Beth and Benny are reunited and both begin to realize how lonely life has been without the others. So they embark on a journey up to Georgetown, then down to Lexington and even over to Beth's old orphanage before setting their sights on an international venue where they'll face challenges, new faces, and continue to come to terms with their feelings for one another.

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    Traveling halfway through the world, Beth finally realize that what she wants most is in New York.

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    I'm a demon in the night, she's an angel with the white

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