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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.
Here is the entire game:
Til Next Time,