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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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    11/26
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    Beth can’t see color. But the chess board and the world that it contains is all black and white, so it doesn’t really bother her.

    Ironically, it is at a chess tournament that she starts to see color.

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    or the queen's gambit "you can't see colors until you meet your soulmate au" that no one asked for

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    13/16
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    Well, I tried to fit in with your upper-crust circles.

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    4
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    “We’ll be alright,” Benny tells her, and Beth isn’t sure whether he’s trying to convince himself or her.

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    1/1
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    Beth’s never much paid attention to herself as a person–what she’s like, what she tends to do–preferring to focus on her skill and talent for chess.

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    “I don’t get why we can’t go back to the way things were,” Benny says, frustration evident.

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    Sometimes though, she thinks back to her mother’s words: the strongest person is the person who isn’t scared to be alone.

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    1/1
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    39
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    Being back with Benny is uncanny.

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    “Stop digging,” Jolene once told her.

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    3 AM and I'm still awake, I'll bet you're just fine.

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    250
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    1/1
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    4
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    Opponent. Trainer. Friend. Bedfellow. Mentor. Lover.

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    She’s acutely aware that he’s looking at her with that look, the one she’s spent weeks trying to solve.

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    1/1
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    But Beth has always preferred untimed chess, a game where all that matters is talent, unbounded by external constraints.

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    100
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    1/1
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    77
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    But Beth’s more pre-occupied with the fact that Benny’s driving next to her, and that they’re headed to Kentucky.

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    1/1
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    66
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    They journey to tournaments together, sometimes as competitors, sometimes as a team.

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    1/1
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    8
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    69
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    “You’ve proven women can play chess as well as anyone,” he said, “I’m sure the same thing applies to driving.” As if that were the problem.

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    100
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    1/1
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    “Next year, will you come to Moscow?”

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    100
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    11
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    1
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    “The last time someone did that to me,” he says, after she creams him in twenty-eight moves, “I was thirteen.”

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    100
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    1/1
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    9
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    1
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    It leaves Beth wondering where she fits into his life now, where her place on the board is.

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    Language:
    English
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    100
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    6
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    67
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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:
    32

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