Millennium Chess - The Rook
Hello everyone. Continuing my series on Millennium Chess, I will now explain the 3D motion of the rook. This shouldn't be too difficult to grasp, because it builds on the concepts which you have already learned from my previous posts.
In classic chess, the rook is very similar to the bishop, except it moves side-to-side and front-to-back instead of diagonally. Likewise, in Millennium Chess, the rook and bishop move in similar fashion. Like the bishop (see my post on the bishop), the rook can move one square along its normal straight path for each level it moves. In addition, playing off its normal ability to move straight, the rook may also move straight up or down any distance. See the below diagrams. (Boards 1, 2, and 3. The white rooks represent your pieces, and the black rooks represent the squares to which they can move.)
And that sums up the motion of the rook in Millennium Chess. As always, I hope I have demonstrated the concept clearly, and if you have any thoughts or questions, please post them in the comments section! And check back for my next post on the queen and king.