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Hello this is David Sullivan for Chess NYC. Today we’re gonna talk about the rook. This is a rook. Each, each side in a game of chess begins with rooks in the corners. If you look at a, picture of an old castle in Europe, you’ll see on their corner they have rooks and through these little slits there’d be like, guys shooting crossbows down at enemies back in the olden days. But in chess, the rook is the easiest piece to learn. Rooks move up, down and sideways. They capture who they land on. If there’s a white rook here and a black rook here, and another black rook here, the white rook can capture the black rook and the black rook can capture back. Rooks can go up, they can go down, they can go sideways.

A rook can move as little one square or as far as the board allows or until it either runs into one of its own pieces, in which case it is blocked from moving, or it runs into an opponent’s piece, capturing that piece. If let’s say, white has a rook here and black has a rook here and black has a rook here, the white rook could move all the way down here, landing on capturing the black rook, but then this black rook move all the way down the board capturing the white rook. That is how we use a rook in chess.


  1. Pf…Iulia Ghercă e plictisită de această stire!E femeie cu experiență, da' nu poate face nici măcar o remiză! De pat (șahistic, curioșilor) nici nu mai vorbesc!

  2. i was hoping for a way to use the rook in a gambit that would slay my foe

  3. I expected that this video would give me tips in winning chess with just a rook. :/

  4. OK I think I got it now explain Castleing.

  5. these are the basics of each piece, the rook is more of a pinning piece that works long range. They are best used in pairs.

  6. Thanks captain obvious…howcast vids = disappointment

  7. they have no better information to provide. it used to be one of the best channels back in the day

  8. Can the white rook capture both black rooks???

  9. what is. that when rook is in his line and king is in its place he will move till the rook then he will keep the rook one step before

  10. If you really like Chess watch Life of a King it's really good and I forgot to say "Who's watching in 2016"

  11. Pawn: Human-like
    Bishop: Supernatural
    Knight: Unearthly
    Rook: Monstrous
    Queen: Heroic
    King: More Human-like

  12. Next can u do how to use the pawns thanks I'm a very big fan I love this channel also I have a question for you when u play chess do you like to be black or white

  13. I heard that the king is stronger than the rook because the king goes one space in any direction and the rook can only go anywhere in a straight line

  14. I don't understand how you basically free it

  15. bro his sme made my day thank u so much that helped me so much and more bcoz of ur smile 😂😗


    5 years ago

    what about castling with the rook

  17. can rooks jump over other pieces like the knights?

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  19. make rook roller lesson or rook ladder (same)

  20. "rook" is coming from the Persian word rukh which means tower, has nothing to do with old european castles

  21. That little 10 Seconds little known fact as to what the heck a “rook” was used for back in the day, answered the reason I couldn’t remember the piece . 🫵🏿 thank you for that 😅🤙🏿

  22. If chess pieces were a family (King’s perspective)

    Queen: Wife
    Rook: Older sibling of Bishop
    Knight: Son
    Bishop: Daughter in law
    Pawn: Grandchild

    Based on the value of chess pieces

  23. Only this guy has explained use in the simplest way

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