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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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    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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    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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    The leverage/queen's gambit AU I'm never actually going to write...but wouldn't it be fun though? Featuring...

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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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    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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    From your bedside table, you read the note one more time, linger horizontally a twinge longer than you expected to, and then walk to start your day. It’s sinking in that the way Jolene looks at you will never be the same. Is the ground supposed to be this unsteady?

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    Following Beth's defeat in Paris, Borgov requests her attendance over dinner, the two share light conversation. Meanwhile, Cleo and Townes also happen upon one another and revisit their history and what might have been.

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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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    Benny Watts and Josephine Howard used to be the power couple of the chess world until she disappeared. It’s four years later when the two run into each other again as Josephine tries to find her way back.

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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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    Benny’s been living in Lexington for exactly seven months and twelve days when he comes home with an animal.
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    or Beth and Benny and life with a dog.

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    What was Benny thinking during the strategy scene in TQG?

    - The title is taken from a lyric in an Ellie Goulding song.

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    In which the author injects personalities into poor unknowing background characters.
    Beth replaces both of her shitty father figures.
    And Booth is deeply unsettled by this nineteen-year old’s eyes.

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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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    “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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    Benny Watts wishes touching her didn’t feel so wrong.

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    Lou Benson wasn't a chess prodigy, in fact, she'd barely known the names of the pieces. But her adopted cousin certainly was, and Beth Harmon would one day become something the world would never forget.

    Meeting the current US Champion was part of the journey Beth was making toward taking his title and eventually the World Championship, and Lou making his acquaintance was at first just collateral of that. Until it wasn't just about chance meetings during tournaments, and Benny Watts became a permanent fixture of Lou's life.

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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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    44
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    4
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