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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 03 Jan '08 01:53 / 1 edit
    How many queens of the same color can you put on an standard chessboard so that none of them attack each other?

    (Hint 1: The answer isn't 8.)
    (Hint 2: Read the question very carefully.)

    I might put the answer in 24 hours or when I feel like it. Someone will probably get the answer first though.
  2. 03 Jan '08 03:29
    uh 64? queens of the same color don't attack each other.
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    03 Jan '08 04:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by twilight2007
    How many queens of the same color can you put on an standard chessboard so that none of them attack each other?

    (Hint 1: The answer isn't 8.)
    (Hint 2: Read the question very carefully.)

    I might put the answer in 24 hours or when I feel like it. Someone will probably get the answer first though.
    64 with Kings off the board. 63 leaves room for one King, but in any game you can only have 9 Queens of the same color.

    With both Kings, you need to make sure the position is legal. THAT'S where the problem could get interesting. I'm too lazy to do it.

    Would you clarify exactly what you're asking? Do they have to arrive by legal game means? Do they have to look like a Queen or can they be pennies or upside down Rooks? If not, then the answer is 1 unless you have multiple sets.
  4. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    03 Jan '08 05:25
    Originally posted by Coconut
    uh 64? queens of the same color don't attack each other.
    I'm in that camp.

    Jesus wept

    skeeter
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    03 Jan '08 10:19 / 1 edit
    Actually, it depends on the size of the base of the Queen, and the size of the chessboard. Since we're not actually following Chess rules we don't have to put exactly one Queen per square.

    Also depends if you can stack them up without them falling over.
  6. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    03 Jan '08 11:38
    64 Definative answer, It must be 64, because, A queen is never in a state of "Attacking " herself.
  7. 03 Jan '08 11:42
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    64 Definative answer, It must be 64, because, A queen is never in a state of "Attacking " herself.
    The answer "64 queens" implies that you have to obay some standard rules of chess, but not others. Why's that?

    The question was "How many queens of the same color can you put on an standard chessboard so that none of them attack each other?" and no other rules are attached with the question - the answer must be something like "several hundreds if you pile them up".

    Who says that there has to be maximum one queen per square?
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    03 Jan '08 22:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    With both Kings, you need to make sure the position is legal. THAT'S where the problem could get interesting. I'm too lazy to do it.
    If Queens of same color do not attack each other:

  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    03 Jan '08 22:22 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    With both Kings, you need to make sure the position is legal. THAT'S where the problem could get interesting. I'm too lazy to do it.
    If we don't allow Queens to even 'observe' each other:

  10. 03 Jan '08 23:43
    16 just put a pawn buffer on all sides of them
  11. 04 Jan '08 00:33 / 1 edit
    Hmm, I guess I need to work on my puzzle-making and/or explanation skills. I guess I shouldn't have assumed that only one piece can be placed on each square and that the position didn't have to be legal.

    The answer was 64.
  12. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    04 Jan '08 06:39
    Originally posted by twilight2007
    Hmm, I guess I need to work on my puzzle-making and/or explanation skills. I guess I shouldn't have assumed that only one piece can be placed on each square and that the position didn't have to be legal.

    The answer was 64.
    It's the word 'attack' - only the rules of chess give the Queen the ability to 'attack' anything.
  13. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    04 Jan '08 11:11
    Originally posted by twilight2007
    Hmm, I guess I need to work on my puzzle-making and/or explanation skills. I guess I shouldn't have assumed that only one piece can be placed on each square and that the position didn't have to be legal.

    The answer was 64.
    No my friend, your explanation skills need no fine tuning, A perfect puzzle cunningly constructed , it threw (almost) everyone off the correct trail.

    You truly are a master of puzzles, I look forward to your next submission.

    CC
  14. 10 Jan '08 21:36
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    No my friend, your explanation skills need no fine tuning, A perfect puzzle cunningly constructed , it threw (almost) everyone off the correct trail.

    You truly are a master of puzzles, I look forward to your next submission.

    CC
    You hit the nail on hte nail bro - hit the nail on the head
  15. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    10 Jan '08 22:21 / 1 edit