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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 05 Jun '03 23:35
    Shall we try knights too!

    What is the maximum number of knights that you can put on a chess board before one is able to take another ?.

    Also the colour is irrelevant.
  2. 05 Jun '03 23:39 / 1 edit
    Without testing with an actual chess board, the number 32 is what comes into mind.
  3. 05 Jun '03 23:43
    Originally posted by zamba
    Without testing with an actual chess board, the number 32 is what comes into mind.
    Very good zamba!
    Let's see if somebody else can tell us how to set up the board ?
  4. 05 Jun '03 23:47
    If 32 is correct, I could tell you how to set it up aswell
  5. 06 Jun '03 00:09
    Originally posted by zamba
    If 32 is correct, I could tell you how to set it up aswell
    I know, but let's see if somebody else can solve it too.
  6. 06 Jun '03 07:11
    Originally posted by Jay Peatea
    Very good zamba!
    Let's see if somebody else can tell us how to set up the board ?
    two solutions: all the black squares or all the white squares.

  7. Standard member Toe
    06 Jun '03 13:23 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    two solutions: all the black squares or all the white squares.

    three solutions: the two from mephisto2 and also all the edge squares (32) plus the center 4 squares
  8. 06 Jun '03 14:21
    Originally posted by Toe
    three solutions: the two from mephisto2 and also all the edge squares (32) plus the center 4 squares
    no. For instance: b1 can take a3, b2 takes a2. That takes away 8 possibilities.
  9. Standard member Toe
    06 Jun '03 14:56
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    no. For instance: b1 can take a3, b2 takes a2. That takes away 8 possibilities.
    very true. a shame, as it was a nice pattern...
  10. 10 Jun '03 13:58
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    no. For instance: b1 can take a3, b2 takes a2. That takes away 8 possibilities.
    Aren't there other options? It seems so logical!

    Olav