More about the Rook
Rook moves an arbitrary number of squares in a horizontal
or vertical, direction, but may not move over occupied squares unless it
makes a capture.
(captures) in the same way as
have much scope for action in the early part of
On the same
file or rank, they are known as doubled Rooks as
they support one another.
When the board is thinned out, no time
should be lost in bringing them into the fight.
They work best on open files.
Kings are the
only two pieces that make a
double move in the Castling maneuver.
The relative numeric value of the
is 5 points.