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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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    6/?
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    59
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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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    15/27
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    160
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    215
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    19
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    3464
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    The KGB was hoping to force a repeat of her disastrous performance in Paris. Unfortunately, they sent a newbie for the job.

    (Every fandom needs at least one sex pollen fic. This is just a drabble.)

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    1/1
    Comments:
    6
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    17
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    1
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    162
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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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    2/3
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    17
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    31
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    3
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    412
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    Borgov and Jolene have a chat, prompting him to take a chance.

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    1/1
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    6
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    27
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    2
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    175
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    Oh, to be a young man in love, Vasily later muses in his journals. The poets have written about this, but they have never written about Betje.

    (The TQG/The Miniaturist crossover that somehow arose from the bethov Discord.)

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    1/1
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    3
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    28
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    3
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    157
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    “It began slowly at first, like a smoldering ember, a too-long glance here, a lingering thought there, and then burnt and burnt until it became an inferno, to which he cast himself into her flaming locks and lips, searing his fate in hell with that first burning kiss that was seared into his memory, just like the particular shade of scarlet she slicked her lips with.”

    The concept of desire, as described by Vasily Borgov.

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    1/1
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    4
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    23
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    5
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    213
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    Yes, this is exactly what you think it is.

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    1/1
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    1
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    4
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    12
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    Platonic was all they could be.

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    1/1
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    11
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    34
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    5
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    214
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    Beth had married an older man, and happy endings eventually come to an end.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    4
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    22
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    2
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    222
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    Beth and Borgov end up having hotel rooms next to each other at a tournament. Shenanigans ensue.

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    3/3
    Comments:
    15
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    68
    Bookmarks:
    3
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    1075
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    Staying in Moscow after the Invitational, Beth is delighted to find Vasily Borgov is to show her the city. She has plans. So has Borgov. Both gets more than they had envisioned.

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    14/14
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    90
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    209
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    21
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    5390
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    While wandering in a hotel, a chess journalist stumbles upon a scene he definitely wasn't supposed to see.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    44
    Bookmarks:
    6
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    448
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    take me to the paradise in your eyes

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    7
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    14
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    1
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    258
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    1/1
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    6
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    1
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    167
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    Beth ascends the world stage.

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    16/25
    Comments:
    91
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    287
    Bookmarks:
    41
    Hits:
    5723
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    It's September 23, 2018, and the 43rd Chess Olympiad is about to begin.
    When Elizabeth Harmon logs on her favorite dating app out of boredom, she can't imagine this choice will shake her world to its core. 

    When the alert that she has matched with him appears on her screen, she stops breathing for a whole second. Beth clicks on the message option, sure that there has been a mistake or a bug, but the chat opens without fuss. She has really matched with Vasily Borgov.

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    English
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    20,479
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
    76
    Kudos:
    119
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    1632
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    The yearning™

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    1
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    12
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    18
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    325
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    A reimaging of a certain scene from the Remy-Vallon Invitational, and its aftermath.

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    2,760
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    1/1
    Comments:
    4
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    36
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    7
    Hits:
    611
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    The year is 2007, and Vasily Borgov gets more than he bargained for when he meets Beth Harmon at a Paris club the night before their big tournament.

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    English
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    5,574
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    15
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    303

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