# Black Cavalry Fork Attack

### On this chess optimization puzzle, there are only black knights and white queens. Your aim is that no black knight is threatened and to maximize the total number of queens the knights could capture. You can use as many knights and queens as you want.

On the following very low example, the score for black knights is 8.

• Can we use more than 4 black knights? Commented May 15, 2020 at 3:08
• @DmitryKamenetsky yes! You can use as many knights as you want from 1 to 63! Same for white queens
– JKHA
Commented May 15, 2020 at 3:14

I've been trying to beat the benchmark for a couple of days, and I have not been able to. However, I can tie it.

Also 24

(lichess)

Although it was unintentional, all queens here are also in the first answer, and all knights in the first answer are here. I'm going to have to be happy having tied while using an equal number of knights and queens (and 4 fewer pieces).

Just to set a basemark, by extending your example, I can get to

24