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    5 Times Beth and Benny Took a Short Break from Training in New York + 1 Time They Took a Long Break

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    A collection of missing moments during the five weeks Beth stayed in New York with Benny

    Language:
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    36,137
    Chapters:
    6/6
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    81
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    1307
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    In 1969 Benny is forced to become a soldier during Vietnam War.
    Beth still plays chess.
    They spoke thanks to telegrams and their relationship grows.

    Or: Benny saw terrible things, but he survives because of Beth

    (Really, one day I will stop adding war time to ff but not today)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    9,231
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    84
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    894
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    Benny loses himself, willingly, indulgently, in the sights around him. The gleaming pearls, the swirling fabrics, glittering gold on flushed skin.

    It’s a wonder he notices her at all. She should have stayed in the background, hidden behind the throng of movement, faded into the backdrop of polished wood and decorative mirrors. There is no reason for Benny’s gaze to linger on the bar and yet it does.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    2,520
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    41
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    312
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    Beth spies a man with ridiculously cool hair five times in five different places in Las Vegas.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    14,824
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    71
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    631
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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.

    ~

    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

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    52,653
    Chapters:
    31/36
    Comments:
    148
    Kudos:
    333
    Bookmarks:
    43
    Hits:
    9512
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    Loved Queen's Gambit and Queen Anya deserves all the roles and projects that come her way.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    427
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    2
    Hits:
    208
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    Inspired by Beth Harmon and Alice Harmon.

    "Well, maybe it's in my blood. My mother went crazy."
    "Went crazy or always was?"

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    45
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    12
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    173
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    a poem about feelings sneaking up on you but only when it's too late.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    292
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    27
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    258
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    "For maybe the first time since you were nine years old, you don’t want to play chess."

    Beth's spiral down the bottom of the bottle in the aftermath of the Remy Vallon Invitational.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,804
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    34
    Hits:
    525
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    Whoever said “distance makes the heart grow fonder” was a fucking idiot. Benny curses himself - not even Icarus was foolish enough to fall in love with the sun.

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    A stand-alone follow-up to "Four Responses to 'I Miss You,'" five ways the "I miss you" conversation could have happened and one way they wished it had.

    This is the way it happened.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,849
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    21
    Kudos:
    52
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    745
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    There are four ways Beth could’ve chosen to respond to when Benny said "I miss you”, six ways the conversations could have gone.

    ---

    In other words, five ways that conversation could have happened and one way they wished it had.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,608
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    75
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    768
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    Fanart of Anya Taylor Joy as the book's description of Beth Harmon :)

    Language:
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    Words:
    0
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    45
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    555
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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.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,650
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    54
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    617
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    Five, four, three, two, one.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    571
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    50
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    465
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    "The University of Kentucky Chess Team had never won an intercollegiate tournament since their founding in 1953, had never even stood a chance at winning. Not until Beth Harmon joined in her freshman year."

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    12,116
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    159
    Bookmarks:
    29
    Hits:
    1390
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    Beth and Benny's first meeting in 1963, with daemons.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    793
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    22
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    210
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    Seven dinner parties and meet-ups: the Russian masters, Borgov, Townes, Benny, Harry, Jolene, and the ones Beth lost.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    7,812
    Chapters:
    7/7
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    38
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    819
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    Beth and Benny invite Harry over for movie night, but the power's gone out.

    Harry sticks to his no chess rule. They play a different game, in more ways than one.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,082
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    46
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    812
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    Borgovˋs wife finds him on a chilly October day brooding over a chess board. He hasnt been the same lately, so she tries to lighten his mood with a walk, a very hot bath and some cuddling

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,952
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    17
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    236
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    "That glimpse isn’t enough. He wants to be close to her again."

    Surfer Benny and Mermaid Beth
    Title from Mermaid by Train

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    9,219
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    53
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    796

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