Puzzlopia is the site, from where I got this puzzle.

A chess maze - the name tells it all - you have to move the green horse, to the yellow spot. But hey, you're a peaceful horse, so you don't attack others; but the other red stuff are not peaceful, so they may attack you. Be aware.

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I, the owner of the horse, is a stupid guy. So, instead of moving forward, I decided to backtrack from the solution:

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Unless I made a dumb mistake, I think it's impossible to reach the green areas (last and penultimate, and meta, and metameta penultimate moves from the outside). Where I am doing it wrong?

(Anybody with a Google, and a working internet can confirm this is not from an ongoing competition.)

  • $\begingroup$ Hm. Don't the other pieces move while you are moving? $\endgroup$
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 12:30
  • $\begingroup$ I interpreted "you don't attack others" to mean that you could not move to a spot that would allow you to take another piece on the following turn. Given the solution, I now expect "you don't attack others" simply means that you do not take any of the chess pieces, but moving to a position where you could take one is acceptable. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 18:46

1 Answer 1


You missed that

one of the black knights, the one on g5 shields one square (h5) from the black rook. So the white knight can travel there.

Here is the complete solution:

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  • $\begingroup$ Nobody forces you to hover over the spoilers :) $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 10:29

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