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The Chess Variant Pages

Link to: Hiashatar

Drawing of Mongols playing Chess

Edward Strickland told us about this page. Links changed from geocities pages to oocities archive 1/12/2014.

On this webpage, L.U.Kisliouk describes the Mongolian Chess games of Shatar and Hiashatar. Shatar is relatively well known, but Hiashatar -- played on a 10 x 10 board with a pair of additional pieces per side called Bodyguards -- is all but unknown.

Hiashatar board

Hiashatar :

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Web page created on: 3 Jul 2003. Last modified on: 12 Jan 2014.