Eight Queens Puzzle

August 5, 2006 at 9:00 pm (Science, Weird)

Was just bored, so thought of going to some puzzle sites, and this old puzzle got on my hand, see if you can find a solution:

ChessQueenThe eight queens puzzle is the problem of putting eight chess queens on an 8×8 chessboard such that none of them is able to capture any other using the standard chess queen’s moves. The problem was originally proposed in 1848 by the chess player Max Bezzel.

The colour of the queens is meaningless in this puzzle, and any queen is assumed to be able to attack any other. Thus, a solution requires that no two queens share the same row, column, or diagonal.

And guess what there are 92 distinct solutions of the arrangement. Do try to find a solution yourself.. when fed up see the algorithm on the link below to solve the problem.

Eight queens puzzle @ Wikipedia


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