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Jeson Mor gameboard and starting setup

Jeson Mor (English: "Nine Horses") is a two-player strategy board game from Mongolia. It is considered a chess variant.[1][2] The game is played on a 9×9 checkered gameboard. Each player has nine chess knights initially lined up on the players' first ranks. A player wins by being first to occupy the central square (square e5) with a knight, and then leave that square.

Equipment

A 9×9 square checkered board is used. Alternatively, an 8×8 square grid can be used with pieces played on the intersection points. Each player has a set of nine chess knights in their own color.

Rules

Players decide who is White, who is Black, and who moves first. Players alternate turns. Knights are initially set up on each player's first rank.

References

  1. ^ Pritchard (1994), p. 155
  2. ^ Pritchard (2007), p. 297

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