Originally posted by nimzo5I think you're pronouncing it right.
it's a-lek-in roughly
and I still call 1. e4 nf6 the al-a-kine.. haha.
Originally posted by atticus2...Isnt karjakin the geezer from U.N.C.L.E.!....how about this one...Ian Nepomniachtchi Vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen from the areoflot open 2010....im ok up to Ian but thats about it!
Big trick with Russian names - always roll your Rs after vowels
Originally posted by atticus2Alley Achin' is what happens when one is assaulted in an alleyway.
The nearest you can get (I think) to Alekhine [as spelt in English but not in other languages] is Alley-Achin' (or All'y-Achin'. The point is that the 'L' here is softened in Russian to make a 'y' sound immediately following it