# Bishops

Jay Peatea
Posers and Puzzles 01 Jun '03 19:56
1. 01 Jun '03 19:56
What is the maximum number of bishops you can put on a chess board before one of them is able to take another bishop?
2. 01 Jun '03 20:10
Originally posted by Jay Peatea
What is the maximum number of bishops you can put on a chess board before one of them is able to take another bishop?
30, if I ain't mistaken!

Olav
3. 01 Jun '03 20:17
Originally posted by LivingLegend
30, if I ain't mistaken!

Olav
Sorry try again!
4. 01 Jun '03 20:20
Originally posted by Jay Peatea
Sorry try again!
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Originally posted by Jay Peatea
What is the maximum number of bishops you can put on a chess board before one of them is able to take another bishop?
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30, if I ain't mistaken!

Olav
Darn...I made two pyramids of bishops, may white bishops attack other white bishops?
5. 01 Jun '03 20:24
Originally posted by LivingLegend
Darn...I made two pyramids of bishops, may white bishops attack other white bishops?
yes &amp; the same for black too.
6. 01 Jun '03 20:51
Originally posted by Jay Peatea
yes & the same for black too.
I'm so stupig...I gave the wrong answer beacuse I can't properly countðŸ˜•

I think it's 32!

Olav
7. astevenson
i wish i was BOB!!!!
02 Jun '03 19:58
how the hell did u get 32 on the board?
8. 02 Jun '03 20:28
Originally posted by astevenson
how the hell did u get 32 on the board?
With the 'play from set piece' option...if you create two pyramids and count properly, you shall see that there can be 32! Whit can attack white and black can attack black...just not white vs. black!

Olav
9. 02 Jun '03 20:44
I can get 14. That's 8 along the bottom, and 6 along the top except the corners. I think that covers all the diagonals. Any better suggestions?
10. 03 Jun '03 15:22
Originally posted by jot
I can get 14. That's 8 along the bottom, and 6 along the top except the corners. I think that covers all the diagonals. Any better suggestions?
Try to put 6 at the bottom and 4 on the top...and so on making a pyramide!

Olav
11. 03 Jun '03 20:20
14 is the most I can get on the board too. May we see a screenshot, Olav?
12. 03 Jun '03 20:49
Originally posted by zamba
14 is the most I can get on the board too. May we see a screenshot, Olav?
White: Bishops from a1 till h1, b2-g2, c3-f3, d4-e4

Black: b8-g8, c7-f7, d6-e6!

14 would be true if white couldn't attack white...the riddle was the white just couldn't attack black!

Olav
13. 05 Jun '03 12:51
How many queens could be placed this way, then? (So that no queen can attack any other (no matter what color))
14. 05 Jun '03 15:21
Originally posted by zamba
How many queens could be placed this way, then? (So that no queen can attack any other (no matter what color))
8!

Olav
15. 05 Jun '03 16:09
That is correct.