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Illustrated Guide to the Chess Pieces

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Capturing
Illustrated Guide to the Chess Pieces
Like most pieces, the rook cannot jump over other pieces. However, it can land on a square occupied by an opponent’s piece, removing that piece from the board. This is known as capturing a piece. All pieces are capable of capturing in this manner.

In the diagram above, the rook can move to any of the squares marked with a dot. It can also capture the black bishop on g4 by moving to that square. It may not move onto or through the squares occupied by the white pawns.

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