Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 1 : How to Move a Rook in a Chess Game

Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 1 : How to Move a Rook in a Chess Game


Now I would like to show you the moves of
the rook. The rook moves either in this direction along the different files or it moves in this
direction across the ranks. But it always moves in that if you wish straight line direction
and when it comes to capturing again, it does have the option as I mentioned earlier but
if it were to capture an opposing piece, it would simply be a question of removing that
piece and putting the rook in its place. The rook does also have a unique move potential
which other pieces do not have and it is called castling and I will be getting into castling
later on during this show. But for now let us just stick with the basic rook moves.

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