Rooks move horizontally or vertically in chess. They can move as many squares in those 4 directions. Rooks are allowed to move forwards and backwards, or left and right, as many times as desired in any direction.
Rook Capture Moves
Rooks capture the same way as they move. If they can reach a square in one of the 4 directions, then they can capture an enemy piece or pawn on that square.
Rooks Cannot Jump
Rooks cannot jump over pieces. When moving up/down or left/right, they can only move up to a piece in the way (and can capture it if its an enemy piece).
Rooks in Castling Moves
Rooks can be created from pawns. This is called underpromotion and is rarely used in practice.
Related Chess Rules Topics
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