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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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    “José Capablanca was a prodigy and lived his life handed to him on a silver platter, eschewed books and formal study for food and women and booze. They say the coroner put his ego as the cause of death. Alekhine played obsessively for years and years, became World Champion and then the alcoholic that showed up to every game drunk. His dead body was found hunched over a chess board. At least Beth isn’t like them.”

    “Harry?”

    “Yeah?”

    “Shut up.”

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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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    10/?
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    Their games will always end in a draw.

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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 list 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.

    This story will be even used by me to post some of my illustrations about my story🤗🤗

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    Beth ascends the world stage.

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    17/24
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    44
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    Yes, this is exactly what you think it is.

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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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    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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    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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    Later, when they’re dressing for the day, he in a sand-colored linen suit, she in ivory muslin, she casually remarks on their plans for the upcoming tournament in Vienna and he goes still, pausing in the middle of fastening his cuffs. His eyes snap to hers and he says, “They’ll be watching us more closely now.”

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    1/1
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    30
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    2
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    167
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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.

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    43,547
    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
    189
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    544
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    71
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    12508
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    When two kin spirits meet, a tie soon binds them in a knot none can yank loose.
    Beth Harmon and Vasily Borgov share one such tie. It only gets stronger through time.

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    After winning the Invitational and before the car ride to the airport, Beth is twenty years old with the world at her fingertips.

    ---

    Three conversations she has in Moscow.

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    11
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    67
    Bookmarks:
    10
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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

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    1/?
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    12
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    69
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    8
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    In November 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. In December 1991 the Soviet Union was dissolved. And in March 1992 Beth Harmon went to Russia to look for her past.

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    2211
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    Perspectives mid-play and after.

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    20/?
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    She wasn't just an orphan, he wasn't just a machine.

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    4/?
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    31
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    125
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    9
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    1443
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    Beth Harmon goes missing from her hotel in Moscow the day after her final victory over Borgov. When she is found, Benny Watts hopes he can help her heal after her ordeal, but finds he has massively miscalculated.

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    Chapters:
    4/?
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    “Make her yours,” his wife said. “Make her yours by any means necessary, and your loss now won’t be such a loss after all. Imagine what a political coup it would be to have Elizabeth Harmon on our side. And judging by the way she looks at you it won’t be difficult. We all have to make sacrifices for the greater good, but I don’t think it will inconvenience us all that much.”
     
    But Vasily Borgov is already inconvenienced, and she had never truly understood how deep the well of obsession ran in her husband.

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    17
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    136
    Bookmarks:
    24
    Hits:
    1662

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