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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-12-21
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Rook. Moves across unobstructed orthogonal line.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Martín wrote on 2003-02-01 UTCGood ★★★★
I think I've read somewhere else in the CVP that 'rook' is the name of a bird in English, and that the piece got its name from the rook's tendence to nest in the highest parts of those mobile towers.