The Rook
The Rook
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The Rook (2)
Then there's the Rook my favorite piece. The Rook moves
           in straight lines forwards or backwards, left or right. The Knight does not move diagonally.  It can move any number of squares you desire. The Rook is normally slightly smaller in size than the Knight and looks like a small stone tower. From it appearance you will see why, It is also called the Castle.  

To capture an opponents piece using your Rook, move your Rook in a straight line until you reach the piece you want to take, remove that piece from the chess board and place the rook in it's place.

rookmove
The Rook can move in only one direction per move.
(it can move up or down, but you wait for your next move to then move it left or right).
or
(it can move right or left, but you wait for your next move to then move it up or down).
The Rook  must have a clear path.
It CAN NOT jump over any piece.

 

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