Voluntary Undoubling of the Opponents Pawns

A very common pattern discussed in SOMCS is that in which one side concedes the bishop-pair in order to double the opponent's pawns, and then paradoxically undoubles those pawns shortly thereafter! Sometimes this is done in order to establish outposts for the knight-pair, but not always. We often see such a pawn break to further one's piece coordination or to open lines against a vulnerable point in the enemy camp. An older game illustrates this idea:

Stein - Matulovic

Sousse IZ1967

1 c4 c5 2 £ic3 £k6 3 £>f3 g6 4 d4 cxd4 5 ^xd4 ±g7 6 ®c2 &xc3+ 7 bxc3

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