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Questions about the pronunciation of names and terms related to chess.

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How is "fianchetto" really pronounced?

I have heard "fianchetto" for four decades now, and I have always pronounced it "fēənˈCHetō", but I have heard many people also pronounce it "fēənˈketō". It is of Italian origin, so I am wondering if ...
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How to pronounce Caissa?

I imagine that it might be pronounced 1) kye EE suh 2) kah EE suh 3) KAY suh 4) KYE suh. Which is it? Or perhaps there is no established way and one shouldn't care too much.
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How to pronounce "eval"? [closed]

I know this is short for evaluation, as given by an engine, but I don't know how to pronounce it. My guess is simply like the first two syllables of evaluation but I would like to be reassured.