- 13 Jun '06 21:37Hi, 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.π
- 13 Jun '06 22:54 / 1 edit

dont think that counts man - a1 (and many others) is neither occupied or attacked.*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] - 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.π**

(if i did the fen right)

[edit: nope thats crap too - b2 and similar sqaures are untouched] - 13 Jun '06 23:01

Nope you can't.*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.π**

But the lesson we learned today kids is that we should always try. - 13 Jun '06 23:36

yeah? only took me a couple of minutes but i did seach the google.groups, knew it would be in there somewhere*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.**