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Old December 14th 03, 11:17 AM
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I believe there is a famous chess problem called the "Nine Pawn Problem".
Does anyone have the details please ?

Thanks,

Andy


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Old December 14th 03, 12:20 PM
Anders Thulin
 
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Andy wrote:
I believe there is a famous chess problem called the "Nine Pawn Problem".
Does anyone have the details please ?


That might have been one of the first problems I tried to solve.
In one of the last issues of Marco's Wiener Schachzeitung, Alapin
published three simple problems for beginners. The first was this:

4K1bB/4p3/3pk1pp/3p3p/3p1Q1N/3p3N/Rp4pR/8

and the solver should be able to mate immediately.

Of course it's a joke problem: there are nine black pawns. Remove
any of them, and the solution is trivial.

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Old December 14th 03, 12:22 PM
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Anders Thulin wrote:

Oops -- one pawn too many.

4K1bB/4p3/3pk1pp/3p3p/3p1Q1N/3p3N/Rp4pR/8


4K1bB/4p3/3pk1pp/3p3p/3p1Q1N/7N/Rp4pR/8


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Old December 14th 03, 09:04 PM
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Many Thanks

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Anders Thulin wrote:

Oops -- one pawn too many.

4K1bB/4p3/3pk1pp/3p3p/3p1Q1N/3p3N/Rp4pR/8


4K1bB/4p3/3pk1pp/3p3p/3p1Q1N/7N/Rp4pR/8


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Old December 15th 03, 03:58 PM
Pappu Murthy
 
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Andy wrote:

Many Thanks

"Anders Thulin" wrote in message
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Anders Thulin wrote:

Oops -- one pawn too many.

4K1bB/4p3/3pk1pp/3p3p/3p1Q1N/3p3N/Rp4pR/8


4K1bB/4p3/3pk1pp/3p3p/3p1Q1N/7N/Rp4pR/8


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I am not sure but may be you meant the famous 8 queen problem where each
pawn is considered a queen and you are supposed place them on the board
such a way that no queen can capture any other queen.

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