The Nostalgia Gambit by Carmen Webster Buxton
Approx. 102,730 words.
Published on March 4, 2013.
Tychon Damiano was minding his own business when disaster hit. Of course, his business was buying stolen goods, so disaster wasn't unexpected. What was unexpected was waking up in a palace full of servants and high tech gadgets, including a virtual girlfriend. There's just one problem: Ty can't leave. Ty learns to play chess from a master, but he suspects he's part of a much bigger game.