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    After defecting from the Soviet Union, Vasily Borgov sought out Beth Harmon's help for the 1969 World Chess Championship.

    Needless to say, Beth wasn't prepared for what was about to come next.

    In short, chess, love, and everything in between.

    (Inspired by fanart)

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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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    Borgov shares his vodka with every opponent – win or lose – except her.

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    A reimagining of Paris.

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    Competitively, Beth never plays like Beth, and Benny never plays like Benny. If this were the bedroom, it’d be some kind of roleplay.

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    For some people, chess is a metaphor for sex. For Beth, it tends to be the other way around.

    London, 1970.

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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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    He made his first move and waited for the counter. Vasily took another steadying breath, surpassing a grin at the other man’s obvious discomfort. He made his next move too quickly, giving Vasily the exact opening he had been hoping for. Four successive moves later and the match was finally over. Vasily stood, buttoning his jacket, and extended a hand. The American sniffed and glared at it before storming off towards the hotel bar. 
     
    Vasily allowed himself a small smile. Not so unlike another American he knew, once upon a time.

    ~*~*~

    Mexico City, 1969: the heat goes to the Russian grandmaster's head

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    A bit of light reading.

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    Their games will always end in a draw.

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    L'Étranger (fr): the outsider; the foreigner.

    What do you do after you've done everything?

    Beth has to think of something.

    Beth's journey from Moscow to the World Championship, and all the people who, one way or another, come along with her.

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    Vasily Borgov was the same age as Benny Watts. (Tough for Benny, but not so tough for Beth.)

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    She was the sun, he was the moon. They were lovers in this vicinity, fixed in the orbit.

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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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    Beth Harmon's attitude towards marriage changes, one year after Vasily Borgov's defection to the US.

    What happened before the proposal scene in My Old Kentucky Home

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    Beth works through some things in retail therapy. Vasily Borgov and his wife are there to help.

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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.

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    Pillow talk leads Borgov to an interesting conclusion.

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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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    Patience is a virtue, and Vasily Borgov is a very patient man.
    Except when it comes to his wife.

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