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king's rook

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Each player’s rook on the kingside of the board at the start of a game.
Example sentences
  • In a different game the very same piece of marble might play another role, such as that of white queen's bishop or, conceivably, black king's rook.
  • The king's rook did not move, so by elimination it was the queen's rook that did move.
  • In Karpovian style Burn has cleared with his last two moves the way for the transfer of the king's rook to the queen's side, where Black's position soon becomes critical.

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