If you can solve this ‘simple’ 170-year-old Eight Queens Puzzle, scientists will give you $1 million

A $1,000,000 (£773,100) prize could be yours if you can solve this seemingly ‘simple’ chess puzzle.

The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) in America is offering the cash prize to anyone who can come up with a computer programme to solve a problem known as the Queens Puzzle, first invented in 1850, which is a form of what’s known as a P vs NP problem.

The puzzle appears quite simple; place eight queens on the board in a way that no two queens could attack each other. The twist, however, is that the researchers want the algorithm to work on a 1,000 by 1,000 square chess board. As the number of squares goes up, so does the number of queens you need to place.

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