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I was looking at this game from the 10th Soviet Championship and this position was reached between Makagonov and Kasparian with White to move.
It’s White to move, and in a position like this where Black seems determined to close down all the pawn breaks White needs to be active. Here, Makagonov finds a nice way to open the center and get his pieces active.
He plays 16.Bxc5 dxc5 17.d6!
With this he is able to gain activity and break through.