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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 17 Dec '02 17:58 / 1 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
    please let me know. Thanx!
  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. Standard member 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...

    G
  4. Donation 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. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    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...

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

    I answer "92 solutions".

    We had to write code in school to solve this. Look up "eight chess queens" on google, and you'll find similar code that arrives at the same conclusion.
  9. Standard member 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 weard
  11. Standard member zach918
    Banned
    07 Feb '03 15:15
    castlewall and i just started the game, it is very different
  12. 07 Feb '03 16:55
    a6 b3 c7 d2 e8 f5 g1 h4

    I think this is one of the solutions!
  13. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    08 Feb '03 13:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Jacko007
    heehee alan
    that's wot i get for doing it in my head...
  14. Standard member 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 "Posers and "Puzzles" in this forum. Thanks.
  15. Standard member zach918
    Banned
    09 Feb '03 22:02
    the first step in figuring out this solution would be to play it