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Letter #17 -  2004

Sub:    I need some information please
Date:   8/18/2004 2:00:11 PM MDT
From:  fkassoc

I was discussing Chess with my 11 year old nephew and he asked me why the Castle is also called a “Rook”.

Could you please help me with this question.

Thank you.

Dear viewer,

The term comes from the Arabian “rukh” which means “battle-carriage”.

The English word Rook sounds very much like “rukh” which may explain it's name.

The Rook sometimes is also called “the castle”.

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