A+ A A-

The Rook (Castle)

The CastleThe Rook (also called the "Castle") moves as many spaces Up, Down, Right, or Left as you like.  The rook can not move diagonally.

The rook can attack and take a piece that is in it's path.  So if your opponent is in line with your rook, you can take that piece.  If another one of your pieces is in line with your rook, your rook cannot go through your own piece.  It will have to stop in a square before it.  If a square within range is empty, the rook can choose to move to that square.

The king also has one special move called Castling.

Here is how the rook moves:


Castle Move

© How Do You Play Chess?
Website: 44Keys