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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.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    179,634
    Chapters:
    18/27
    Comments:
    177
    Kudos:
    255
    Bookmarks:
    21
    Hits:
    4531
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    Завоевав титул чемпионки мира, Бет с удивлением обнаруживает, что жизнь продолжается и может быть сносной. А временами — даже доставлять удовольствие. Эпилог к Ходу королевы.

    Language:
    Русский
    Words:
    833
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Hits:
    35
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    Beth decides to go to Europe as a Nurse to follow Townes, her first and only love.
    She doesn't realise the implications of be a witness of the first global tragedy, the War that will put an end to all wars, but with millions of deaths.
    The only thing that can help her not drown in depression and desperation is chess.
    And a former child prodigy chess player, Caporal Benjamin David Watts.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,953
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    15
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    176
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    Fischer delay (or time increment), invented by Bobby Fischer. When it becomes a player's turn to move, the delay (or increment) is added to the player's remaining time.

    Or: Giuoco Piano's extras because author didn't want to disturb the 6/6 in the main story

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,157
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Kudos:
    74
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    431
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    Beth stares at Bill in abject horror across the polished expanse of his desk. “No,” she says, “absolutely not.”

    Bill spreads his hands. “I’m sorry, Beth, but there’s nothing more I can do. If you want to go on tour this summer, this is your only option.”

    Or, the Band AU some people did actually ask for.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    20,552
    Chapters:
    5/12
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    31
    Kudos:
    260
    Bookmarks:
    20
    Hits:
    2053
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    Beth Harmon is a high school girl. Paul Morphy is a miserable sad sack looking for any decent chess competition. Can I make it any more obvious?

    They are PLATONICALLY PLAYING CHESS AGAINST EACH OTHER AS AN EXPLANATION FOR HOW BETH GOT SO GOOD AT CHESS. They rock each other's worlds.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,521
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    3
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    43
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    From your bedside table, you read the note one more time, linger horizontally a twinge longer than you expected to, and then walk to start your day. It’s sinking in that the way Jolene looks at you will never be the same. Is the ground supposed to be this unsteady?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,884
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Kudos:
    13
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    168
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    (written for the Bethov Seven Deadly Sins Extravaganza, Circle III: Wrath)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,697
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    180
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    He is eight when the mark appears. He doesn't notice. His opponent does.


    Or: First-words soulmark AU. Benny is up for an Epic Chess Rivalry. Beth just wants to win it all.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    43,547
    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
    182
    Kudos:
    527
    Bookmarks:
    64
    Hits:
    12053
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    Mr. Shaibel had given her sound advice but Beth only listened to people until after they died.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    257
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    15
    Hits:
    121
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    Seven dinner parties and meet-ups: the Russian masters, Borgov, Townes, Benny, Harry, Jolene, and the ones Beth lost.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    7,812
    Chapters:
    7/7
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    39
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    856
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    Helen makes a decision and William does too.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    296
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    6
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    57
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    Beth Harmon did not expect to be out on Halloween. And she definitely didn't expect to be out on Halloween night with Benny Watts, co-president of the Chess Team, trying to find Professor Borgov.

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    or the queen's gambit modern college au and wild goose chase crack that no one asked for

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,358
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    68
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    497
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    After returning to Washington, D.C., renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Elizabeth Harmon is called in by FBI Special Agent Benjamin Watts to aid an FBI investigation involving a set of bones found hidden in a lake. Chaos ensues.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    11,636
    Chapters:
    8/8
    Comments:
    27
    Kudos:
    98
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    1394
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    Beth has had her inevitable love of chess stamped on her chest for as long as she could remember. The only problem is trying to find the person it matches. Her black king.

    (A soulmate au where everyone shares a mark with their soulmate.)

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,081
    Chapters:
    3/3
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    68
    Kudos:
    327
    Bookmarks:
    44
    Hits:
    3876
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    Beth falls asleep on the flight back to the States.

    She wakes up years in the past, in a familiar orphanage.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    19,528
    Chapters:
    6/6
    Collections:
    7
    Comments:
    214
    Kudos:
    1169
    Bookmarks:
    270
    Hits:
    10227
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    Agent Beth Harmon is The Federation's golden girl, whip-smart and devastatingly good at infiltration and intel collection. Agent Benny Watts is the resident cowboy, charming and clever, and Beth's one and only equal in espionage.

    They are total opposites, and they have always detested each other - until one day they are assigned their biggest mission yet; an undercover op to infiltrate an invitational weapons summit.

    The only catch? Their cover is a deeply-in-love newlywed couple...

    (Or, a Benny/Beth Spies AU.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,717
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    42
    Kudos:
    93
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    1286
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    Beth reflects on the path she's taken to get where she is; the good, the bad and the ugly.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,540
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    11
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    195
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    It took a beat to realize that while all the writings had referred to her as a “him,” they were clearly mistaken.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,222
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    92
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    1527
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    Beth Harmon is almost the only person who plays chess at Mr. Shaibel's boardgame café, so when she comes in one afternoon to see a chessboard left out on a table, she's curious. When she realizes the half-played game covering its surface is staggeringly, beautifully complex, she's transfixed. She needs to know who started this game, and if they'll be back to finish it.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    8,164
    Chapters:
    6/6
    Comments:
    160
    Kudos:
    471
    Bookmarks:
    46
    Hits:
    5874

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