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07 April 2013 @ 03:44 pm
First time poster, and first time dabbling in writing Chess fic as well. Hope it's okay to post a link to this here!

Title: Left to Lose, Right to Win
Fandom: Chess
Pairing: Freddie Trumper/Anatoly Sergievsky, Anatoly Sergievsky/Florence Vassy, Freddie/Florence
Word Count: 1,470
Rating: NC-17
Notes: Based on the concert version presented in NY on 7/30/12, which seems to follow the general plot outlined in the conceptual album except that Florence is American.

Summary: Freddie understood how the world worked. Sometimes you had to lose a round in order to win.

Left to Lose, Right to Win
(on AO3)
zédille: Pooh and pigletzedille on April 7th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the community, hopefully you'll have a good time here! We've been a bit quiet these days but I remain hopeful that more people will come by to revive it.

And yay, fic! I think this is the first time I've seen fic based off the July 2012 concert (were you there?? I've tracked a recording so I can weigh in at great length about how close that concert was (or wasn't) to the concept album, lol). And Freddie between acts is always really intriguing.
Zoicite: 1776 :: who will make me Mr. A?zoicite on April 7th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was there. It was my first real exposure to Chess (I knew some of the score, but not well), so when I say it seemed closest to the concept album, that's primarily just based on what I've read of the different versions. My understanding is that they used a mish-mash of things for the concert, but the plot of the concept album, which arqueete (I think it was arqueete anyway. I might have just made that up) posted on Tumblr a while back certainly seemed closer to what I saw than either the West End or Broadway synopses that I've read.

Honestly, the concert was a bit of a mess. They obviously didn't have enough rehearsal time and Drew Sarich was clearly having vocal issues, but it was enough to spark interest, at least for me.
zédille: Pooh and pigletzedille on April 9th, 2013 05:43 am (UTC)
Ooh, if you were there at the actual concert itself then I want to pick your brains on how they staged certain things, and I'm still trying to figure out what bits Svetlana was singing and what bits Florence was since I'm absolutely horrible at distinguishing voices (no I do not have an agenda, absolutely not).

And anyways, I definitely agree with you about how the concert was kind of a mess, starting with the version of the score they chose to perform. Anatoly went noticeably off-pitch in his high note in Endgame (among other things!) .... it was not pretty. Though I am glad it sparked your interest in the show! It's always easier to get into things when you have something to see instead of just listen to.