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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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    8/27
    Comments:
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    81
    Bookmarks:
    9
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    1042
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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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    English
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    Chapters:
    18/?
    Comments:
    174
    Kudos:
    431
    Bookmarks:
    55
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    8935
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    Loved Queen's Gambit and Queen Anya deserves all the roles and projects that come her way.

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    1/1
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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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    8/11
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    62
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    55
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    1594
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    Benny Watts was one of the best chess players in the 1960's before he tragically died. Beth Harmon is a 21st-century teenager, starting college in New York City. What happens when they find themselves living in the same building, facing circumstances that are new and unusual for both of them.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    53
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    92
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    1427
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    Beth is sent back in time and has a second chance.
    My take on the time trave trope

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    English
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    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    40
    Kudos:
    98
    Bookmarks:
    20
    Hits:
    1459
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    Once upon the state of Ohio in the year 1967, there was a silver bracelet named Bracelet and a golden wristwatch named Watch.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    30
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    185
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    "For maybe the first time since you were nine years old, you don’t want to play chess."

    Beth's spiral down the bottom of the bottle in the aftermath of the Remy Vallon Invitational.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    2
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    25
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    350
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    Lou Benson wasn't a chess prodigy, in fact, she'd barely known the names of the pieces. But her adopted cousin certainly was, and Beth Harmon would one day become something the world would never forget.

    Meeting the current US Champion was part of the journey Beth was making toward taking his title and eventually the World Championship, and Lou making his acquaintance was at first just collateral of that. Until it wasn't just about chance meetings during tournaments, and Benny Watts became a permanent fixture of Lou's life.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    12/?
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    167
    Bookmarks:
    29
    Hits:
    3247
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    Beth asks Alma about her child who died. We find out the whole story. And it is heartbreaking. You also get to watch Alma and Allston’s marriage fall apart. Because sometimes love is not enough in the face of devastating grief.

    There was a conversation online about writing the saddest possible story in this fandom. They dared me to try and write it. They said to turn the angst up to 11. So I did. This is a story that wants to rip your heart out and stomp on it repeatedly. I kind of like that about it. If you want a happy, fluffy story about motherhood please go read something else. I’d recommend Coda by NRGburst if you want a happier take on Alma. But if you groove on angst like me then enjoy. You have been warned. Go get your tissues. I’ll wait.

    If you can make it through this story without crying or tearing up please tell me in the comments.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    8
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    Bookmarks:
    1
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    80
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    It's better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.
    Alan Watts

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    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    17
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    99
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    Why did the whole chess world turn their backs on Beth Harmon?

    The queen of American chess, Beth Harmon, has been overthrown.

    Beth Harmon is the worst thing that ever happened to chess.

    - a story based on the narrative of reputation by Taylor Swift

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    2,816
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    2
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    13
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    98
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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.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    3/12
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    20
    Kudos:
    76
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    978
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    By the tender age of 18, Beth Harmon has lost two mothers. Practice does not make it easier, she learns.

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    Beth attends Alma's funeral. Luckily for her, so does Harry.

    Language:
    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    8
    Hits:
    85
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    "The University of Kentucky Chess Team had never won an intercollegiate tournament since their founding in 1953, had never even stood a chance at winning. Not until Beth Harmon joined in her freshman year."

    Language:
    English
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    12,115
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    116
    Bookmarks:
    19
    Hits:
    1022
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    Seven dinner parties and meet-ups: the Russian masters, Borgov, Townes, Benny, Harry, Jolene, and the ones Beth lost.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    7/7
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    35
    Hits:
    748
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    Set near the end of the episode Adjournment, when Beth is on her bender. Wheatley returns to his former home one last time.

    A look back on Alma and Allston's Relationship before Beth.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    4
    Hits:
    72
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    Sa mère était morte. Sa, seconde, mère, celle qui l’avait adoptée, sauvée, aimée, soutenue, sa seconde mère était morte. Beth pouvait se sentir sombrer dans une spirale d’une violence indescriptible, lorsqu’un coup résonna sur la porte de sa chambre (post-épisode 4, Middle game)

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    Français
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    1,577
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    7
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    53
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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:
    61
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    413
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    Don't let the heartbreak hit you on a Saturday night.

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    My work for Seven Days of Drabbles.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,451
    Chapters:
    8/8
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    59
    Kudos:
    63
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    1147

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