Hints for solving the Eight Queens Puzzle - Brute force trial and error search probably won't get you anywhere
- There are 12 solutions.
- In each solution, there are four queens on dark squares and four queens on light squares.
- Just two of the twelve solutions have a queen in a corner
- Rather than blind searching, a deterministic, algorithmic approach can be taken See Method page
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