# Eight Queens!

elf30
Posers and Puzzles 17 Dec '02 17:58
1. 17 Dec '02 17:581 edit
Take eight pawns and pretend they are all queens. Place them all on
a chess board in such a way that they can't take each other. Trust me
it can be done. A Yugaslavian friend of mine showed me the answer
years ago and I cant remember the solution, so if anyone gets it
2. 17 Dec '02 19:23
a5, b7, c1, d3, e8, f6, g4, h2 is a solution. I'm sure there are more...

Tim
3. genius
Wayward Soul
09 Jan '03 16:14
a4, b8,c1,d7,e2,f6,g3,h5. i think. basically you just put them on a1,b8,c2,d7 etc, then move them all to the right and the one that falls off goes on the other end...π

G
4. mwmiller
RHP Member No.16
09 Jan '03 20:34
Make them all the same color, then put them wherever you want. They can't take each other since they're the same color. No problem.

Marc
5. Acolyte
10 Jan '03 00:21
Originally posted by genius
a4, b8,c1,d7,e2,f6,g3,h5. i think. basically you just put them on a1,b8,c2,d7 etc, then move them all to the right and the one that falls off goes on the other end...π

G
e2 can take h5 π
6. Jacko
Knock, Knock...?
10 Jan '03 22:13
heehee alan
7. thire
Xebite
21 Jan '03 23:54
see this site to play around a bit:
http://www.ludochess.com/dames/queens8.php3
8. chrisindri
Professional Geek
25 Jan '03 21:04
The real question is &quot;How many solutions are there?&quot;

We had to write code in school to solve this. Look up &quot;eight chess queens&quot; on google, and you'll find similar code that arrives at the same conclusion.
9. zach918
Banned
30 Jan '03 19:24
Originally posted by mwmiller
Make them all the same color, then put them wherever you want. They can't take each other since they're the same color. No problem.

Marc
thats funny
10. 07 Feb '03 00:22
this is extreamly weardπ
11. zach918
Banned
07 Feb '03 15:15
castlewall and i just started the game, it is very different
12. 07 Feb '03 16:55
π a6 b3 c7 d2 e8 f5 g1 h4 π

I think this is one of the solutions! π
13. genius
Wayward Soul
08 Feb '03 13:491 edit
Originally posted by Jacko007
heehee alan
that's wot i get for doing it in my head...
14. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
08 Feb '03 21:04
zach918-There has been a lot of talk of late about posts lacking substance. I have no problem with these per se, just, I implore you, talk about &quot;Posers and &quot;Puzzles&quot; in this forum. Thanks.
15. zach918
Banned
09 Feb '03 22:02
the first step in figuring out this solution would be to play it π