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Original post by Standard member timmydoza, 22 Sep '08 23:09
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    Just quickly, how is 'fianchetto' pronounced? And what about 'Giuoco piano'?
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    Originally posted by timmydoza
    Just quickly, how is 'fianchetto' pronounced? And what about 'Giuoco piano'?
    From my limited knowledge, speaking spanish but not italian...
    Almost the vowels are 'strong" so no dip thong except the uo on giuoco, stress accent will be placed on the 2nd to last syllable.

    so:
    Fee-an che toe. slightly dragging the t between syllables.

    jee ooh co with the g being 'soft' as if to say pronounced like gem rather than like girl.
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    Chess Terms and Names: Pronunciations by Bill Wall

    Abramov (ah-BRAHM-ahf), Lev - Russian arbiter and Correspondence International Master (IM)
    Adorjan (A-door-yan), Andras - Hungarian Grandmaster
    Akhmilovskaya (akh-mih-LOEV-ska-ya), Elena - woman grandmaster
    Akhsharumova (akh-sha-ROO-ma-va), Anna - woman grandmaster; Boris Gulko's wife
    Alapin (ah-LAH-pin), Semyon - Russian master
    Alatortsev (a-LAH-tahrt-seff), Vladimir - honorary Soviet grandmaster
    Alburt, (AHL-bert), Lev - grandmaster
    Alekhine (ahl-YECK-een), Alexander - former world champion
    Alexandria (ah-lek-SAHN-dree-ya), Nana - woman grandmaster
    Antoshin (ahn-TOE-sheen), Vladimir - Soviet grandmaster
    Aronin (a-ROE-neen), Lev - Soviet International Master
    Averbakh (ah-ver-BAKH), Yuri - Soviet grandmaster
    Balashov (bah-lah-SHOFF), Yuri - Soviet grandmaster
    Barcza (BAR-tza), Gedeon - Hungarian Grandmaster
    Belyavsky (bel-YAHV-skee), Alexander - Soviet Grandmaster
    Bernstein (BERN-shtyne), Ossip - Russian Grandmaster
    Bisguier (BIS-gire), Arthur - American Grandmaster
    Bogolyubov (bah-gah-LYU-bahf), Efim - German Grandmaster
    Boleslavsky (ba-leh-SLAV-skee), Isaak - Soviet Grandmaster
    Bondarevsky (bahn-da-REV-skee), Igor - Soviet Grandmaster
    Book (Bek), Eero - Finnish Grandmaster
    Botvinnik (baht-VIHN-ik), Mikhail - former world champion
    Bronstein, David (brahn-SHTAYN) - Soviet Grandmaster
    Bykova (BY-kah-va), Elizveta - former world women's chess champion
    Caissa (KI-E-sa) - goddess of chess
    Caro Kann (KAH-ro KAHN) - opening named after Horatio Caro and Marcus Kann
    Chajes (KHAH-yes) - strong master
    Charousek (Kha-ROO-sek), Rudolf - Hungarian master
    Chernin (chair-NEEN), Alexander - Soviet Grandmaster
    Chiburdanidze (tchee-boor-dah-NEED-zeh), Maya - former women's world champion
    Ciocaltea (Cho-calta-ya)
    Colle (KAW-lee), Edgard - Belgium champion
    Csom (Chom), Istvan - Hungarian Grandmaster
    Dolmatov (dahl-MAH-tahf), Sergei - Soviet grandmaster
    Dorfman (DOHRF-mahn), Josif - Soviet Grandmaster
    Dvoretsky (dvahr-YET-skee), Mark - chess trainer
    Duz-Khotimirsky (dooz-kha-tih-MEER-skee), Fyodor - Russian master
    En passant (ahn pah-SAHNT) - special method of capturing
    En prise (ahn preez) - piece hanging
    Euwe (UHR-vuh), Max - former world champion
    Fedorowicz (Fe-do-RO-vich), John - American Grandmaster
    Fianchetto (fee-an-KET-toe) - development of the bishop on b2, g2, b7, or g7
    Furman (FOOR-mahn), Semyon - Soviet Grandmaster
    Gaprindashvili (gah-prin-dahsh-VEE-lee), Nona - former world women's champion
    Gelfand (GEHL-fahnd), Boris - Soviet Grandmaster
    Geller (GEH-ler), Yefim - Soviet Grandmaster
    Gligoric (Glee-GO-rich), Svetozar - Yugoslav Grandmaster
    Gruenfeld (GREWN-feld), Ernst - Austrian Grandmaster
    Giuoco Piano (JOKE-o Pee-AH-no) - Italian Opening
    Gufeld (GOO-feld), Eduard - Grandmaster
    Gulko (gool-KOE), Boris - Grandmaster
    Gurevich (goo-RAY-vich)
    Ilyin-Genevsky (ih-lee-IN-zheh-NYEV-skee), Alexander - Russian master
    Ivanchuk (ee-vahn-CHOOK), Vasily - Soviet Grandmaster
    J'adoube (Zha-DOOB) - I adjust
    Jaenisch (YAY-nish), Carl - Russian player and author
    Janowsky (Yan-OF-sky), Dawid - Polish master
    Karpov (KAHR-pahf), Anatoly - former world chess champion
    Kasparov (Kah-SPAHR-off), Garry - former world champion
    Kavalek (kuh-VAHL-ek), Lubomir - American grandmaster
    Keres (CARE-ess), Paul - Soviet Grandmaster
    Khalifman (kha-leef-MAHN), Alexander - former FIDE world champion
    Kholmov (KHOEL-mahf), Ratmir - Soviet Grandmaster
    Kmoch (k-MOTCH), Hans - chess master and writer
    Konstantinopolsky (kahn-stahn-ti-NOE-pahl-skee), Alexander - Russian master
    Kortchnoi (kahrch-NOY), Viktor - Swiss Grandmaster
    Kotov (KOE-tahf), Alexander - Soviet Grandmaster
    Labourdonnais (lah-boor-do-NAY), Louis - 19th century player
    Lange (LAHN-guh), Max - German player and author
    Lein (Lane), Anatoly - American Grandmaster
    Levenfish (leh-ven-FISH), Grigory - Russian master
    Levitina (leh-VEE-ti-na), Irina - woman grandmaster
    Liberzon (lee-ber-ZONE), Vladimir - grandmaster
    Ljubojevic (Luh-BOY-yuh-vitch), Ljubomir - Yugoslav Grandmaster
    Lucena (Lou-CHAYN-uh), Luis - 15th century chess author
    Maroczy (muh-ROT-see), Geza - Hungarian Grandmaster
    Najdorf (NIGH-dorf), Miguel - Argentine Grandmaster
    Petroff (PEHT-roff), Alexander - Russian master
    Petrosian (Peht-rahs-YAHN), Tigran - former world champion
    Pirc (Peerts), Vasja - Yugoslav Grandmaster
    Planinc (PLAN-ints), Albin - Yugoslav Grandmaster
    Polugaevsky (pah-loo-gah-YEV-skee), Lev - Soviet grandmaster
    Ponomariov (ponn-no-MAH-rre-ov), Ruslan (ROOS-lahn) - former world champion
    Przepiorka (pshe-PURER-ka), David - Polish master
    Psakhis (SAHK-iss), Lev - Soviet Grandmaster
    Reti (RAY-tee), Richard - Hungarian master
    Robatsch (RO-bahtsch), Karl - Austrian Grandmaster
    Ruy Lopez (Rue-y Lopeth) - 16th century Spanish priest and player
    Saemisch (SAME-ish), Friedrich - German Grandmaster
    Schevenigen (sheh-VEN-i-gen) - pairing system and Sicilian Defense variation
    Schliemann (SHLEE-mon), Adolf - German player and opening analyst
    Shirov (SHEER-ahf), Alexey - Soviet grandmaster
    Smyslov (smih-SLOEFF), Vasily - former world champion
    Spassky (SPAHSS-kee), Boris - former world chess champion
    Stean (Steen), Michael - British Grandmaster
    Stein (Shtayne), Leonid - Soviet Grandmaster
    Steinitz (Styne-itz), William - former world champion
    Suba (SHOO-ba), Mihai - Romanian Grandmaster
    Suetin (soo-AY-teen), Alexey - Soviet grandmaster
    Sveshnikov (SVYESH-ni-kahff), Yevgeny - Soviet grandmaster
    Taimanov (tie-MAH-naff), Mark - Soviet grandmaster
    Tal (Tahl), Mikhail - former world champion
    Tarrasch (tuh-ROSH), Siegbert - German master
    Tartakower (tart-a-KO-Wer), Savielly - Austrain/Polish/Russian grandmaster
    Tchigorin (chih-GOE-reen), Mikhail - Russian master
    Timman (TEE-mahn), Jan - Dutch Grandmaster
    Tseshkovsky (tsesh-KOEV-skee), Vitaly - Soviet grandmaster
    Tukmakov (took-mah-KOEFF), Vladimir - Soviet grandmaster
    Vaganian (va-gahn-YAHN), Rafael - Soviet grandmaster
    Vasiukov (vahs-you-KOEFF), Yevgeny - Soviet grandmaster
    Winawer (WIN-ah-wer), Szymon - Polish master
    Xie Jun (she-a-JUNE) - former world women's champion
    Yusupov (yoo-SOOP-ahf), Artur - Soviet grandmaster
    Zaitsev (ZITE-seff)
    Znosko-Borovsky (ZNOE-ska-bah-ROEV-skee), Yevgeny - Russian master
    Zugzwang (TSOOKS-vahng), position in which the move makes a worse result
    Zukertort (SOOK-er-tort), Johann - German master
    Zvjiginsev (zvya-GIN-tsev), Vadim - Soviet grandmaster
    Zwischenzug (TSVEYE-shun-tsook) - in-between move
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    Originally posted by timmydoza
    Just quickly, how is 'fianchetto' pronounced? And what about 'Giuoco piano'?
    it's pronounced :
    b3 e5
    Bishop b2...
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    Now I KNOW some of those are wrong petrosian.
  6. I have a problem
    Your Kingside
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    Ftacnik is not on that list. That's a depressing omission.
  7. 1.Nf3
    The Hague
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    Originally posted by petrovitch
    Euwe (UHR-vuh), Max
    I love English.
  8. If Theres Hell Below
    We're All Gonna Go!
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    Originally posted by tamuzi
    Now I KNOW some of those are wrong petrosian.
    at least the finnish GM 'book' (should be böök) is not even close. unless the pronunciation 'bek' is in chinese.
  9. Hollow earth
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    Originally posted by petrovitch
    Chess Terms and Names: Pronunciations by Bill Wall

    Abramov (ah-BRAHM-ahf), Lev - Russian arbiter and Correspondence International Master (IM)
    Adorjan (A-door-yan), Andras - Hungarian Grandmaster
    Akhmilovskaya (akh-mih-LOEV-ska-ya), Elena - woman grandmaster
    Akhsharumova (akh-sha-ROO-ma-va), Anna - woman grandmaster; Boris Gulko's wife
    Alapin (ah-LA ...[text shortened]... a-GIN-tsev), Vadim - Soviet grandmaster
    Zwischenzug (TSVEYE-shun-tsook) - in-between move
    Machgielis uhrvu
    Too funny!
  10. River City
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    Originally posted by petrovitch
    Chess Terms and Names: Pronunciations by Bill Wall
    "the byline on that page is not a guarantee of quality, rather the reverse in my opinion"--Tim Harding

    See http://chessskill.blogspot.com/2008/07/posers-and-provocateurs.html
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    Thanks! You're a godsend..I've been wondering about some of those ..I've always wanted to try out the colle, now I know how to pronounce it..
    Seriously, I appreciate the post
  12. The Ever Living
    Third Earth
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    Apparently Scheveningen is very hard to pronounce if you are not Dutch
  13. Hollow earth
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    Originally posted by najdorfslayer
    Apparently Scheveningen is very hard to pronounce if you are not Dutch
    I'm not Dutch yet I have no problem with it
    And if you're going to name colle KAW-lee Belgian folks will have some trouble figuring out what you're talking about.
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    Partial clipping: Scheveningen, a beach resort located about 5 minutes from The Hague and 30 minutes south of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (pronounced something like "Schlay-vin-ing-ehn".

    So, I guess the home town pronounces it a little different than Walls does.
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    Originally posted by petrovitch

    Timman (TEE-mahn), Jan - Dutch Grandmaster
    I'd say the first part of this pronunciation is not correct - you say it just like you say 'Tim'.
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