Another Queens Puzzle

Another Queens Puzzle

RoaringPawn
RoaringPawn
Sep 7, 2013, 8:34 AM |
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ANOTHER QUEENS PUZZLE

Everybody is familiar with the problem of 8 queens happily fit on the chessboard without attacking each other.

But how about this one: What is the FEWEST number of queens on the board so that ALL squares are attacked/controlled? 

Mathematicians have worked out there are 4860 positions to meet the above criteria. 

Can you find one?

[The Queen on your right iappeared the cover of the DANSK fashion magazine]

How many queens puzzle

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