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Fast Chess Contradance
The solitaire chess variant Fast Chess Contradance was invented by Karen
Robinson. It is a variant on Chess
Contradance; the difference is mainly in the number of pieces.
The name was given to it by Hans Bodlaender.
This is a puzzle for one player. The following setup is used:
Queen e1; Bishop f1; Knight g1; Rook h1.
Queen d8; Bishop c8; Knight b8; Rook a8.
The task is to find a series of legal chess moves, alternating white and
black moves, such that never any white pieces attacks a black piece and
vice versa, and such that at the end of the series, the white and the
black pieces have changed positions, i.e., the white queen is at d8; the
white bishop at f8, etc.
This puzzle may be a little easier than Chess
Contradance; its solutions are at least shorter. If you find a
solution, email me, and I will post the shortest
solutions found so far here.
Written by Hans Bodlaender, based on email of Karen Robinson.
Graphic by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: January 4, 1999.