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    Vasily Borgov was the same age as Benny Watts. Tough for Benny, but not so tough for Beth.

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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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    She was the sun, he was the moon. Lovers in this vicinity, fixed in the orbit.

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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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    The Soviet government isn't happy that an American woman defeated their best players.

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    Beth Harmon's attitude towards marriage changes, one year after Vasily Borgov's defection to the US.

    What happened before the proposal scene in My Old Kentucky Home

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    Beth works through some things in retail therapy. Vasily Borgov and his wife are there to help.

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    Pillow talk leads Borgov to an interesting conclusion.

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    Patience is a virtue, and Vasily Borgov is a very patient man.
    Except when it comes to his wife.

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    A game, a war in the larger picture, to best and defeat the other. Only this time, it was more than that.

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    3
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    1
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    It starts with Cleo, who accidentally turns Beth into a vampire during the 1967 Paris Invitational.

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    1/?
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    In late 1970, Vasily Borgov defects to the US to be with his lover and former rival, Elizabeth Harmon.
    It should be the start of their happily ever after.

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    Beth ascends the world stage.

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    Vasily Borgov, in the interval of one Moscow Invitational to the next.

    (written for the Bethov One Year Celebration)

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    How Beth's birthdays come and pass in the interval of one year, told in a series of letters between Beth and Vasily.

    (Written for the Bethov One Year Celebration)

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    Beth and Vasily are living happily together some years after his defection and have even turned their marriage into a little family with the arrival of their daughter. Now, it is time to celebrate a very special birthday. (Written for the Bethov one year celebration.)

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    It took Mrs. Borgova one year to accept the truth of it—no soul bond between her husband and Beth Harmon was ever going to stay platonic.

    (written for the Bethov One Year Celebration)

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    4
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    52
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    ‘Only you can know your own heart, Vasya,’ Luchenko says over a cigarette and a cup of strong wine. ‘Your wife knows it, I think. You know it too, deep down. You just have to decide if you let your heart or your head rule.’

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    and with your cherry lipstick-clad cigarettes and wine-stained dress,
    would you go to him again?

    (written for the Bethov One Year Celebration)
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    Insprired by Pawns Don't Go Back by psychomachia > https://archiveofourown.org/works/27770542

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