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    Разнузданная история, основанная на допущении, что шахматисты могут напиваться и звонить своим бывшим соперникам.

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    Русский
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    2,550
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    1/1
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    I love love love this damn fic so I just had to draw something inspired by it. If the original author sees this I hope they like it and know that I think their fic is amaaaazing!!!

    Language:
    English
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    19
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
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    3
    Hits:
    344
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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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    English
    Words:
    335,114
    Chapters:
    27/30
    Comments:
    270
    Kudos:
    387
    Bookmarks:
    48
    Hits:
    10849
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    Beth ascends the world stage.

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    English
    Words:
    36,065
    Chapters:
    25/25
    Comments:
    117
    Kudos:
    389
    Bookmarks:
    52
    Hits:
    8892
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    After the Moscow Invitational, Beth lingered in Moscow. An encouter with the man she had just beaten - Vasily Borgov - led to the unthinkable consequence that flipped her world upside down.

    A tale of loss, tragedies, and tormented affairs.

    Chapter XII is here!

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    30,417
    Chapters:
    13/20
    Comments:
    39
    Kudos:
    103
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    2327
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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.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,930
    Chapters:
    2/5
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    41
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    843
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    5 Times Beth Knew Everything + 1 Time She Knew Nothing (at 22)

    (Not a shippy fic, ships tagged because they're all discussed/mentioned in the fic but fair warning: this is not a shippy fic)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,514
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    49
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    634
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    The agent smiled. Cold and hollow; barebones in a way unbecoming to someone barely in their middle-twenties. His hands reached to the seat next to him and lifted a thin file folder. He set it on the table and turned open the front, revealing a small stack of forms.

    Vasily had seen it before. He would see it again. A record of his life as face of the Soviet chess team, from age seventeen forward. Its appearance struck no fear in his heart. He was sure the agent could not know that.

    “We’ve collected a few concerns following the Vancouver matches,” the agent began. “The first concerns the American, Elizabeth Harmon.”

    Vasily nodded. He’d been expecting this for a while. “What about her?”

    ~*~*~

    Moscow, 1970: Vasily Borgov lies to his State-issued minders.

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    Language:
    English
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    1,645
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    28
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    411
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    The Paris Grand Prix comes back around, and Beth has a second chance. And a third. And a fourth. And...

    This isn't what redemption is supposed to look like.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    8,786
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    101
    Bookmarks:
    17
    Hits:
    638
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    On her bender with Cleo the night before the Remy-Vallon finale, Beth runs into a familiar face.

    Language:
    English
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    4,539
    Chapters:
    3/3
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    44
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    1226
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    Two months after, there they were again, in some hotel, standing mere metres apart, back to the game they had found solace in. Only this time, she existed outside where she wanted to be.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    863
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    8
    Hits:
    261
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    Beth finds out she has a chapter in Vasily Borgov's life story.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,197
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    73
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    770
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    Elizabeth Harmon caused headlines when she defected to the USSR, after the Moscow Invitational to marry her longtime lover, Vasily Borgov. A love story for the ages, the newspapers said.

    Only that wasn’t the truth.

    Beth and Borgov find themselves pawns in a political game, and the center of an obsession born during World War II, and they only have each other to rely on.

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    English
    Words:
    52,183
    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    125
    Kudos:
    210
    Bookmarks:
    24
    Hits:
    5227
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    The first chapter is a reimagination of the first 2 matches against Borgov.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    9,396
    Chapters:
    4/4
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    78
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    1148
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    “So when he likened her to a cherry, darkly sweet on the outside and deadly on the inside, glistening with possibility, impossible not to brush against his lips and taste, he let the words ma petite cerise fall from his lips. My little cherry. For if he is to swallow her whole, he will surely choke.”

    In Lille, France, they meet again.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,585
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    66
    Bookmarks:
    15
    Hits:
    1176
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    For a moment they’re both silent—unsure of themselves outside the confines of chess and Beth’s kitchen—but he’s older, and more secure, and when he speaks Beth could almost imagine that he’s verging on a smile.

    She doesn’t look up to verify that.

    A Bethov fic, in which time passes and no-one moves on for good.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,000
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    68
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    874
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    After defecting from the Soviet Union, Vasily Borgov sought out Beth Harmon's help for the 1969 World Chess Championship.

    Needless to say, Beth wasn't prepared for what was about to come next.

    In short, chess, love, and everything in between.

    (Inspired by fanart)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    32,320
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    99
    Bookmarks:
    24
    Hits:
    2066
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    A reimagining of Paris.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,400
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    70
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    1709
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    For some people, chess is a metaphor for sex. For Beth, it tends to be the other way around.

    London, 1970.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,807
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    71
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    648
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    Adrift after a loss. Of a match, of a mother—who's to say.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,035
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    358

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