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  1. 13 Jun '06 21:37
    Hi, I am fairly new to chess but getting hooked very quickly. My daughter came home from school with some homework, can you help? the best i can do is left with 4 squares!! Question is; Can you place twelve Knights on a chessboard so that every square is either attacked or occupied? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
  2. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    13 Jun '06 22:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug

    Ok, ignore the Kings, it was the only way I could work out how to legally post the board.. every square is now influenced by a knight. Either a knight is on a square, could land on a square or jump through a square. Will that pass?[/b]
    dont think that counts man - a1 (and many others) is neither occupied or attacked.
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    TokerSmurf
    13 Jun '06 23:00 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sundance
    Hi, I am fairly new to chess but getting hooked very quickly. My daughter came home from school with some homework, can you help? the best i can do is left with 4 squares!! Question is; Can you place twelve Knights on a chessboard so that every square is either attacked or occupied? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


    (if i did the fen right)

    [edit: nope thats crap too - b2 and similar sqaures are untouched]
  4. 13 Jun '06 23:01
    Originally posted by sundance
    Hi, I am fairly new to chess but getting hooked very quickly. My daughter came home from school with some homework, can you help? the best i can do is left with 4 squares!! Question is; Can you place twelve Knights on a chessboard so that every square is either attacked or occupied? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
    Nope you can't.

    But the lesson we learned today kids is that we should always try.
  5. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    13 Jun '06 23:11
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    [fen]1n4n1/2n2n2/1n4n1/3K4/8/1N2k1N1/2N2N2/1N4N1[/fen]
    are you on a mission to try n figure this out or are you just having fun with the pretty patterns?
  6. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    13 Jun '06 23:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    I give up now . 4 Squares left is the best possible.


  7. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    13 Jun '06 23:31
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    Wow! That looks right!
    lol - see it just goes to show you that hard work and perseverance really does pay off huh

    if you really put your mind to it then you can find anything on the web
  8. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    13 Jun '06 23:36
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    Haha, I gave up because after searching, I found a mention to a 12 knight puzzle where the 4 corner squares were cut off, so I though that must be it.
    yeah? only took me a couple of minutes but i did seach the google.groups, knew it would be in there somewhere
  9. 14 Jun '06 06:20
    WOW, thanks for your help everybody, got there in the end, i spent 2 evenings pulling out whats left of my hair to sus it. will be able to sleep tonight without knights chasing me round the room. Cheers
  10. 15 Jun '06 19:41
    Originally posted by sundance
    WOW, thanks for your help everybody, got there in the end, i spent 2 evenings pulling out whats left of my hair to sus it. will be able to sleep tonight without knights chasing me round the room. Cheers
    Now can you do it with 8 bishops?
  11. 16 Jun '06 01:00
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    Now can you do it with 8 bishops?
    Can you do it with 16 pawns?