Diagram: Rook Trapped in the Corner by Bishop
Diagram: Knight Traps Rook in Corner
Diagram: Queen Traps Rook in the Corner
Diagram: Bishop Traps Rook
Rooks can sometimes be trapped in the middle of the board. Usually this occurs in front of its own pawns.
Two Bishops are particularly good at trapping Rooks. All of the squares are covered and the Rook cannot escape.
Diagram: Two Bishops Trap Rook
Rooks can also sometimes be smothered by their own King. Read more about: Smothered Rook.
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