Short rook

Fairy chess piece

Short rook Short rook

Fairy chess piece similar to the rook, but it can move at most four squares at once:

Short rook = Rook ≤ 4
Chess variants

Its value is less than the rook's. It is approximately the same as the bishop's, maybe a little bit more. Using the usual values of the pieces, its value is 3 or 4 points (the bishop is 3 and the rook is 5).

Basic checkmate

Sufficient mating material in its own (with king).

PiecesResultMoves (?)
KingRook KingWin16 – 9.9
KingShort rook KingWin17 – 10.9

Ralph Betza, 1979[wiki]

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