The 7-man ending begins after White's 61st move. The tablebase shows that Black can win but at Wijk aan Zee, the former Women's World Champion was unable to do it in practice against one of the world's top men.
For a while the Chinese grandmaster played correctly and kept the win in hand despite some inccuracies. The critical moment came at move 70 where two winning methods were available but she found neither.
Giri's accurate defence in the final phase, finding numerous "only" moves to save the game, was impressive.
Anish Giri - Hou Yifan
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