The Two Queen Question

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Puzzle 1. Place two chess queens on an 8x8 chessboard so that they both attack the maximum possible number of vacant cells of the board.

Puzzle 2. Place two chess queens on an 8x8 chessboard so that they both attack the minimum possible number of vacant cells.

A vacant cell is under attack if it is in the same horizontal, vertical or diagonal with at least one of the queens. If a cell is under attack of both queens it's considered as being attacked only once.

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Last Updated: January 26, 2006
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