Initial arrangement of figures
ABCDEFGHIJ
10
HiaShatar.svg
A10 black rook
B10 black knight
C10 black bishop
D10 black hia
E10 black king
F10 black queen
G10 black hia
H10 black bishop
I10 black knight
J10 black rook
A8 black pawn
B8 black pawn
C8 black pawn
D8 black pawn
E8 black pawn
F8 black pawn
G8 black pawn
H8 black pawn
I8 black pawn
J8 black pawn
A3 white pawn
B3 white pawn
C3 white pawn
D3 white pawn
E3 white pawn
F3 white pawn
G3 white pawn
H3 white pawn
I3 white pawn
J3 white pawn
A1 white rook
B1 white knight
C1 white bishop
D1 white hia
E1 white king
F1 white queen
G1 white hia
H1 white bishop
I1 white knight
J1 white rook
10
99
88
77
66
55
44
33
22
11
ABCDEFGHIJ

Hiashatar is a medieval chess variant played in Mongolia. The game is played on a 10×10 board. The pieces are the same as in chess with the exception that there is an additional piece which is called the "bodyguard".[1][2] The starting position is similar to chess, except that a bodyguard each is placed between king and bishop and between queen and bishop with a pawn in front and there are two more rows in the middle. The game is not as popular as western chess or Shatar.

Pieces

Other Rules

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.geocities.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.chessvariants.org/index/msdisplay.php?itemid=MLhiashatar