|Jeson Mor ("9 horses") is a two-player board game played on a square checkerboard that originated in Mongolia. This game was described in "The Encyclopedia of Chess Variants" (by David Pritchard).
Jeson Mor is played on a 9x9 checkerboard.
The initial position of dark and light horses is shown in the following picture:
The goal of Jeson Mor is to move one of your own horses to the central square and then to move that horse outside the central square.
A player also wins if he captures all of the opponent's horses.
Players move alternately, starting with the player with the light horses.
Each horse moves like the Chess knight.
A horse can move to an empty cell or to a cell occupied by an enemy horse. In the latter case the enemy horse is considered to be captured and is removed from the board.
Important note: an enemy horse occupying the central cell can be captured the same way as if it was occupying any other cell.