This lesson shows you how the Rook moves.

It moves forwards, backwards and sideways as many squares as it likes.

Up and down, left and right.

A Rook can be BLOCKED by a friendly piece.

Here, the Rook CANNOT move onto or beyond the square occupied by the White Pawn.

A Rook can CAPTURE an enemy piece by moving onto its square.

In this position the White Rook can CAPTURE the Black Pawn.

To make a capture you take the enemy piece off the board and replace your piece on that square.

It's NOT the same as checkers (draughts) - you DO NOT capture by jumping over an enemy piece.

Watch the movie and see how the White Rook captures the Black Pawns.

You've now reached the end of the lesson.

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