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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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    Among all the adjectives one can use to describe Beth Harmon, lazy is usually not among them. But only Beth Harmon knows the truth.

    (written for the Bethov Seven Deadly Sins Extravaganza, Circle IV: Sloth)

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    (written for the Bethov Seven Deadly Sins Extravaganza, Circle III: Wrath)

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    Beth Harmon is about to marry Harry Beltik. Benny Watts pays a visit.

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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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    1975.

     

     

     

    “Beth’s okay,” Benny says. The statement is almost too simple for the liminal space they occupy at the moment, themselves and not themselves, spending afternoons stripping away the people they are in favour of just becoming two minds, two minds and a board and a world’s wealth of chess knowledge as they strive to push Beth to her sweetest sharpest limits. It’s exhilarating and exhausting and enthralling; some days it’s awful and brutal and gruelling, and other days it’s like watching a universe being born behind Beth’s eyes, both of them half-hysterical and marvelling.

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    He is eight when the mark appears. He doesn't notice. His opponent does.


    Or: First-words soulmark AU. Benny is up for an Epic Chess Rivalry. Beth just wants to win it all.

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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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    Beth spies a man with ridiculously cool hair five times in five different places in Las Vegas.

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    Beth's eyes filled with tears, rage pouring through her as she realized the truth. She glared at me, looking up from the chess board and its tantalizing wooden pieces. Her gaze could've burned a hole through me.

    "Beth," I started, wishing I had never entered the stupid tournament in the first place. Why did I have to enter the US Championship just to beat her? What kind of sister does that?

    "I hate you," she spat, tears dropping from her eyes. I felt something inside of me freeze, the weight of her words sinking into me. Her eyes were so sharp and menacing, and I could tell she was telling me the truth. I wanted to tell myself she didn't mean it, but I'd never seen that look in someone's eyes before. She looked at me like I had ruined her.

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    6/18/21 update: hi friends, i changed my mind. i’ll be updating the remaining 5 chaps as i write them with no schedule. i won’t be responding to comments but plz keep leaving them! i’ll read them all after i upload the rest of the work. thanks for your time and love.
    -spencer

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    Loved Queen's Gambit and Queen Anya deserves all the roles and projects that come her way.

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