Whose Doubled Pawns are Better?

GM Illingworth

Hello chess friends!

How do you determine whether doubled pawns are a strength or a weakness? 

It is not so often that you see a position where both sides have doubled pawns, but that's what happened in the game I've annotated for today's post. Enjoy it with my full annotations and explanations below:

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