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Questions relating to the Rook.

A Rook is a piece in chess which can move either up, down, left, or right (along rank or file), in any, but only one, available direction per move, and moving along any number of unoccupied squares per move. The Rook captures (see ) by moving to occupy the square of an opposing piece. In standard chess, each player begins the game with two Rooks, one at each corner of his side of the board, next to the Knights.

One special feature of the Rook is its ability to castle (see ) with the King.

The Rook has an approximate value of 5 on a scale of 1-9, where a Pawn has the value of 1, Knights and Bishops each have the value of 3, and the Queen has the value of 9.

The symbol for the Rook in most notations (see ) is R.

For more information about Rooks, see the Wikipedia article.

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