Monday, 7 January 2013

Five queens problem

League matches in the second half of the season don't start until tomorrow, so in the meantime, here's another problem for youto solve....

On a 5 x 5 chessboard, place five White queens and three Black pawns in such a position that no pawn can be taken.


  1. White Queens: b1 c1 a3 a4 b4
    Black Pawns: e2 d5 e5

  2. Well done Silas! There can of course be similar solutions based on 90 degree board rotations.


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