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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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    Beth and Borgov end up having hotel rooms next to each other at a tournament. Shenanigans ensue.

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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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    Beth is the God of Life.
    Benny is the God of Death.
    And now, it's time for the world to end.

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    This is a list of the many characters (canon and not) that are presented in CLM, with their characteristics and data. I decided to make it for explaining and elencate the various changes that I made during the course of the fic, being this a story with a lot of chapters and events.
    The descriptions will be uploaded and edited every time a new CLM chapter will be uploaded, and I will report what are spoilers from what is not.
    Like a wiki.

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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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    While wandering in a hotel, a chess journalist stumbles upon a scene he definitely wasn't supposed to see.

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    take me to the paradise in your eyes

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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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    "No..."[..] she started [..]
    "[..]he's the only one that can help you. He understands the mechanisms of this kind of tournaments; he knows how to move: [..] He's the only American to do so in twenty years. So I think that he's the right person. " [..]
    Beth knew that Harry was right, as most of the time. [..]
    She needed to call him; she needed to call Benny.

     

    Beth and Benny, two different faces of the same coin: two different people with their own unresolved problems, and issues.
    The first, after her victory in Moscow, have to face the consequence of her past choices, and with the pressure of the fame; while some shadows from her mother's past are returning to discombobulate her life even more.
    The second, instead, have to deal with the fact that he's not anymore the Great Champion that he was and with a wound that has been tormenting him for the last ten years.
    Two entities who seem unable to communicate with each other, yet one is indispensable to the other.
    Will these two outstanding chess players finally being able to leave the past aside and work together in view of the World Championship qualifiers?

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    What if the mug Benny has during the Moscow call scene was a present. For Beth.

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    The yearning™

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    A reimaging of a certain scene from the Remy-Vallon Invitational, and its aftermath.

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    An assembly of outtakes, shorts, meta, bad jokes, and worse poetry made in the process of writing Pawn and Knight.

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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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    In her, he sees a warped image of himself.

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    This is a collection of short fics I’ve written within for the August Writer’s Month prompts for 2021. These pieces have all ended up circulating around the OT3 I've been working with plus a few odds and ends. Since a coherent order is not always possible with this challenge, I’ll be marking each chapter with whatever appear in it - AU, storyline, characters, whatever fits - so you can pick and choose whichever strikes your fancy!

    A Note: I make no guarantees about the content of these chapters. I've outlined all of them, but am essentially writing on the fly. The rating I’ve given the whole collections reflects the variety of content in here. Since the content varies greatly from chapter to chapter, I will be including individual warnings at the top of each chapter and updating the tags accordingly.

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    Upon returning to the States, Beth finds herself seeking out the only person lingering in her mind. Now that she had exorcized Borgov from her nightmares, she could only think of Benny and hope she could repair the damage between them. Beth and Benny are reunited and both begin to realize how lonely life has been without the others. So they embark on a journey up to Georgetown, then down to Lexington and even over to Beth's old orphanage before setting their sights on an international venue where they'll face challenges, new faces, and continue to come to terms with their feelings for one another.

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