Why Is the Rook so Short?


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It because of the Staunton chess set. One of the primary design goals was to make sure pieces could be easily seen, thus all the pieces have a different height in that set, the rook is the shortest because its at the end (the pieces should descend in height from the middle with the Knight shorter than the Bishop, but taller than the Rook, though its often not done). 

Thats one answer.

The other is "Its not the size of the castle, but what you float in your moat that counts"


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