Takes Takes Bang! Queen Sacrifices Compiled by ZS2029
In these positions, a queen is sacrificed. In Bredoff-Fischer, San Francisco 1957, the reason was to checkmate the enemy king on the back row. The rook on e5 wasn't actually protected: 1...Qxe5! 2. Rxe5 Rd1+! and White resigned after just 1...Qxe5!. White is mated after 3. Re1 Rxe1#.