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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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    16/27
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    161
    Kudos:
    227
    Bookmarks:
    19
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    3649
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    Beth ascends the world stage.

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    English
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    25,007
    Chapters:
    17/25
    Comments:
    92
    Kudos:
    289
    Bookmarks:
    41
    Hits:
    5849
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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)
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    666
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    6
    Hits:
    52
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    Beth knows exactly when it started, but when she looks back on it, it all seems so much more complicated.

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    2,813
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    32
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    207
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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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    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    157
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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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    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    13
    Hits:
    93
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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)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,016
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    27
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    120
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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.’

    Language:
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    Words:
    3,351
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
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    1
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    13
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    133
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    Insprired by Pawns Don't Go Back by psychomachia > https://archiveofourown.org/works/27770542

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    1/1
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    1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    19
    Hits:
    75
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    Elizabeth Harmon is back in Nice, one year after their breakup.

     

    (written for the Bethov One Year Celebration)

    Language:
    English
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    7,113
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    16
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    101
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    “You shouldn’t be here, Liza. You’re a young woman. Go out, play chess, party, fall in love-“

    “I already have.”

    (Written for the Bethov One Year Celebration)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    12
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    81
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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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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    25,744
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    63
    Kudos:
    84
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    1254
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    The KGB was hoping to force a repeat of Harmon's 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.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    485
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    192
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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.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    12,908
    Chapters:
    2/3
    Comments:
    18
    Kudos:
    32
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    441
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    Borgov and Jolene have a chat, prompting him to take a chance.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,053
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    31
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    194
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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.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,315
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    31
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    171
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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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    English
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    1,363
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    240
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    Yes, this is exactly what you think it is.

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    English
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    0
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    14
    Hits:
    330
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    Platonic was all they could be.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,352
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    36
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    226
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    Beth had married an older man, and happy endings eventually come to an end.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    422
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    25
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    234

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