The First Recorded Queen Sacrifice

Queen sacrifice is something which can be seen very often in games published on my channel! But have you ever wondered what is the first recorded queen sacrifice? And here is the answer! In this video I am analyzing a famous chess miniature known as to be the earliest recorded game where queen sacrifice was made! The game was played by Italian chess player and writer Gioachino Greco who recorded some of the earliest chess games known in their entirety. His games, all given with anonymous opponents (“NN”, for the Latin nomen nescio), were quite possibly constructs, although still Mikhail Botvinnik considered Greco to be the first professional chess player.
Gioachino Greco vs NN
Rome (1619), Rome ITA
Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00)
1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 f5 4.exf5 Bxg2 5.Qh5+ g6 6.fxg6 Nf6
7.gxh7 Nxh5 8.Bg6#
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