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### Independence problems

Independence problems are part of mathematical chess problems. Given a certain chess pieces such as queen, rook, bishop, knight or king, one should place those pieces on the chess board in such a way that none of the pieces attack each other. It is also required to arrange maximum number of pieces on the board with the same condition.

The most famous problem of this kind is Eight Queens puzzle. Problems of this kind leads to find, still how many possible solutions exist. The maximum number of chess pieces that can be placed of a 8x8 chessboard for Independence problems are as follows:

• Kings - 16
• Queens - 8
• Rooks - 8
• Bishops - 14
• Knights - 32

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