En Passant Grandmaster

Third-year highschooler Mimiko Inoue has decided to become a professional chess player, but her mission to get a chess club at her high school has reached a stalemate. However, after an encounter with a member from an underground chess league, Mimiko will be thrust into the world of chess death battles alongside her kohai, Okisato Tanabe, who seems oddly unfazed by all this.

I've decided to attempt a chess series. Except it's chess with high stakes and other crazy shenanigans. For now I'll aim for weekly releases since I will have to do ALOT of research to get this one right. I might also release more than a chapter a week if I feel like it. Hope you enjoy.

I've decided to attempt a chess series. Except it's chess with high stakes and other crazy shenanigans. For now I'll aim for weekly releases since I will have to do ALOT of research to get this one right. I might also release more than a chapter a week if I feel lik...

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Chapter 1: An underground chess match
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Chapter 2: The chess club's members
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Chapter 3: Yuusuke vs Utami
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Chapter 4: Fool's mate
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Chapter 5: Delusions of grandeur
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Chapter 6: Utami's conundrum
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Chapter 7: Confrontation
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Chapter 8: Blitzkrieg
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Chapter 9: Psychopath
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Chapter 10: Knight race
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Chapter 11: DESPER
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Chapter 12: Stealth challenge
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Chapter 13: Skewer
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Chapter 14: A bughouse gambit
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Chapter 15: Bughouse brawl
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Chapter 16: Oni tiger
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Chapter 17: Stalker
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Chapter 18: Pawn and two moves odds
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Chapter 19: A woman of science
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Chapter 20: Feline fanatic
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Chapter 21: Chess experiment
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Chapter 22: WWCF cards
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Chapter 23: A prodigy in the making
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Chapter 24: Hagemi's first match
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Chapter 25: Lagoon pathways hotel
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Chapter 26: The secret puzzle cafe
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Chapter 27: Prelude to the third round
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Chapter 28: Peter Morphy
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Chapter 29: Déjà vu
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Chapter 30: Gyro's nightmare
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Chapter 31: Hagemi vs Mimoko
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Chapter 32: Showdown on the lagoon
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Chapter 33: Learning from history
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Chapter 34: Desperado
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Chapter 35: Millisecond chess
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Chapter 36: A new era of chess
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Chapter 37: Lagoon pathway's Himitsudono
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Chapter 38: The 7 secret chess maestros [Season 1 End]
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Chapter 39: [Volume 2 Intro] The forgotten prodigy
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Chapter 40: Not taking things seriously
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Chapter 41: The Inoue household
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Chapter 42: One wrong move
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Chapter 43: The cruelest of wins
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Chapter 44: Striving for improvement
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Chapter 45: Maestro Xiao Lin
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Chapter 46: The ostracized grandmaster
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Chapter 47: The mad tsar
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Chapter 48: Caïssa's blessing
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Chapter 49: Triple cedar hotel
Author
GenreGamePsychologicalSportsThriller
UpdatedApr 12, 2024
Chapters49
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count75,887
Featured fan art of this novel.
Full character art of the main cast
Character profile number 2: Okisato Tanabe
The Desperado league (season 2)