We associate an open book with any connected plane checkerboard graph, thus providing a common extension of the classes of prime positive braid links and positive tree-like Hopf plumbings. As an application, we prove that the link type of a prime positive braid closure is determined by the linking graph associated with that braid.
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Sebastian Baader, Lukas Lewark, Livio Liechti, Checkerboard graph monodromies. Enseign. Math. 64 (2018), no. 1, pp. 65–88DOI 10.4171/LEM/64-1/2-3