|A wee time ago, there once lived a Scottish
chess salesman who used to offer a free chess set to any potential customer
who could move the Knight piece around the board in the minimum number
of moves and land on every square. There were three simple rules. One,
the Knight had to start in the Queen's Knight position. Two, no other pieces
were on the board. And three, each square could be landed on multiple times,
but each move had to count. Of course, the customer would have to agree
to buy a chess set if they could not match the salesman's best effort of
63 moves. Legend has it that this chess salesman used to chant the following
Lyric before the challenge began:
Knight K can move to any space denoted by an X
In days of old when Knights were bold,
And the game was invented,
The Knight was alone when he went off to course,
And had to be contented.
Without any clues, in how little moves,
Could a Knight cover her Lord's green?
You've got to make her cover every acre,
And be certain of where's She's been.