# Find Those Chews Notations! #6

Number Of Moves: 12

Checkmater: White

Given Game:

1. ? ?

2. ? ?

3. ? ?

4. ? 0-0

5. ? ?

6. ? ?

7. ? ?

8. Nf6+ Kh8

9. ? ?

10. ? ?

11. Nxf5 ?

12. Ng6#

Cryptic Clue #1: The black king dies a lonely death.

Cryptic Clue #2: No white queens or bishops are allowed.

Cryptic Clue #3: The white rook pawns do not move at all.

Cryptic Clue #4: (Optional): What words awoke the time traveler who came from the blue train?

Task: To use retrograde analysis and give an answer with all of the question marked moves solved, along with reasons for each move and all of the cryptic clues. A simple PGN post shall suffice. A link is optional.

Good luck, and go find those notations!

Since the clue explicitly said:

Cryptic Clue #1: The black king dies a lonely death.

He got cornered and died alone.

Cryptic Clue #2: No white queens or bishops are allowed.

(No queen and bishop moves by white.

Cryptic Clue #3: The white rook pawns do not move at all.

No rook pawn moves by white.

I think the following move set do the job:

1. d4 e5
2. dxe5 Bd6
3. exd6 Ne7
4. Nf3 O-O
5. Nc3 f5
6. Nd5 g5
7. dxe7 h5
8. Nf6+ Kh8
9. exf8=N g4
10. Nh4 Qe8
11. Nxf5 Qe7
12. Ng6#

Given moves are bolded.

• Adding to what @RewanDemontay said, this is the retrograde analysis! (The actual purpose of this comment was more to do with reminding myself of that xD) Commented Apr 24, 2019 at 15:15
• Not sure what's more to explain. Since there is no bishop and queen to move the only possible way is using pawn and knight. Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 10:15