Medieval Chess, Rules, How Rooks Moved:
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Medieval Chess
[How Rooks Moved]

Medieval Chess
- How Rooks Moved -

Chess History Guide - Medieval Chess - How Rooks MovedBecause of the one-square-move-per-turn of the Pawn (rather than the 2-square first move option we get today), it took longer to lift the Rook out into the middle of the board, where it could do maximum, long-range damage.

Mercifully, the Rook had full access across the board, the same as it does in the modern era.

Medieval Chess
- VIDEO: Movement of the Rook -

Moving On: How the Queens Moved (Page 6).

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