Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
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    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
    please let me know. Thanx!
  2. Near the edge
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    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 membergenius
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    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...πŸ˜‰

    G
  4. Donationmwmiller
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    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. DonationAcolyte
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    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...πŸ˜‰

    G
    e2 can take h5 πŸ™
  6. DonationJacko
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    10 Jan '03 22:13
    heehee alan
  7. Standard memberthire
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    21 Jan '03 23:54
    see this site to play around a bit:
    http://www.ludochess.com/dames/queens8.php3
  8. Standard memberchrisindri
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    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 memberzach918
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    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
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    this is extreamly weardπŸ˜•
  11. Standard memberzach918
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    castlewall and i just started the game, it is very different
  12. Bucharest
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    07 Feb '03 16:55
    πŸ˜€ a6 b3 c7 d2 e8 f5 g1 h4 πŸ˜€

    I think this is one of the solutions! πŸ™„
  13. Standard membergenius
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    08 Feb '03 13:491 edit
    Originally posted by Jacko007
    heehee alan
    that's wot i get for doing it in my head...
  14. Standard memberroyalchicken
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    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 memberzach918
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    09 Feb '03 22:02
    the first step in figuring out this solution would be to play it πŸ™‚
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