Rook Overview

  • Moves straight, up and down ranks and across the files

  • Always attacks upto 14 squares, no matter what square the rook occupies

  • Introduce the concept of a skewer

  • Teach how to castle

    • First move for both pieces, touch the king first

    • Castle long (queenside) or short (kingside)

    • No pieces can be between the king and rook

    • Cannot castle out of check, through check or into check