Interesting Question of the Day – 18 September 2015

What is the highest number of knights that you could put on a chessboard such that none of them could attack another in a single move?

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4 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 18 September 2015
    • iqtrivia says:

      That’s it. They always move to another colour, so you can put 32 on all the white spaces and none can attack another.

  1. steve says:

    This might sound smart-arsey, but the correct answer should be 64 if they are all white or all black

    • iqtrivia says:

      Well we have already played with the rules of chess a fair amount by putting more than four knights on the board, so I think we may have to abandon the premise that two pieces of the same colour can’t attack each other.

      Maybe these knights all hate each other. Maybe this is some kind of Game of Thrones Chess.

      P.S. Being smart-arsey is a pretty substantial part of iQ Trivia.