It's black's turn. What plan should white use so as to confirm it's win? Thanks!

 [fen "r1b5/ppkn3R/3p2p1/8/N2b1B2/8/P1P2PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 50"]

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White is an exchange up with a much safer king and more active / developed pieces. There are many ways to win. The most straightforward here is to exchange pieces where and queen a pawn.

  • Things got pretty nasty when black moved pawn in order to kill white's knight. But the pair of rooks was extremely helpful, hunting in pairs and white won eventually. Thanks for your response anyway! Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 16:19
  • If black threatens the knight with b5 then Nb2 saves the knight which can be usefully redirected to d3
    – Brian Towers
    Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 16:39
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    you probably missed the bishop at d4 Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 16:46
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    If b5 then c3 Bf6 Nc5 saves the knight
    – Ian Bush
    Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 17:39
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    Ankit, @IanBush you are both right. In the original picture I missed that the piece on d4 is a black bishop and not a pawn. I've edited the original post to replace the picture with a diagram which, at least for my old eyes, is easier to read properly.
    – Brian Towers
    Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 9:33

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