Rooks move in straight lines. They are able to move up and down, and side to side on the board for as many squares as you choose, so long as nothing blocks their path. If an opposing piece blocks their way they can take it and occupy its square. Rooks cannot leap over other pieces, except their own king when ‘castling’ The rook is the second strongest piece after the queen. It has a large range and is able to go on to all of the squares on the board.
As a long range piece the rook is particularly strong whenever its possible moves are not limited by pawns. Rooks are particularly hemmed in by their own pawns. Rooks move in straight lines. They are able to move up and down, and side to side on the board for as many squares as you choose. Rooks should be placed on files where there are no pawns so that nothing blocks their path and they aim directly at the enemy camp.