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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mikhailo Oleksienko.The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Andrey Vovk, Lvov, 2004
8/2krpp2/4b3/p1rpP2p/3R2pP/2P3P1/PP1K1R2/5B2 w - - 1 0
[ b4 if Rc6 Bb5 ]

b)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Jacek Stopa, Pardubice, 2007
2kr1r2/pp2ppQ1/2p1b1p1/4Pq1p/1PBR4/P6P/2P2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3 if Qg5 h4 ]

c)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Yury Prokopchuk, Moscow, 2008
2k1nb1r/1p1Rp2p/4P1p1/pPP2p2/2B5/8/1P3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ b6 if Nf6 c6 mates ]

d)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Nils Grandelius, Reykjavik, 2009
2Q5/pp2Bkpp/P1p3q1/3pP3/8/8/1PPr2PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6+ Kxe7 Qd7+ Kf6 Qf7+ Qxf7 exf7 if Kxf7 axb7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Abhijeet Gupta, New Delhi, 2011
r6Q/pp1b3R/4k1p1/3pp3/8/5PP1/Pq2n3/1BR4K w - - 1 0
[ Bf5+ if gxf5 Rh6+ ]

1d)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Nils Grandelius

Mikhailo Oleksienko Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Singha Rajkumar, New Delhi, 2012
7k/pp5p/q1nbP1p1/5pB1/7P/1B6/PP3PP1/5QK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6+ Kg8 e7+ ]

b)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Henrik Teske, Dresden, 2013
2rq1rk1/1p1bbpp1/p1n4p/8/P1p2Q1B/2N2N2/1P3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe7 Nxe7 Qd6 ]

c)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Stefan Mazur, Slovakia, 2017
r4rk1/1p1b1p1p/pp1b2p1/3P2B1/1q4P1/1B3P2/PP5P/2RQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re4 if Qb5 a4 Qa5 Bd2 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs S Nitin, Dubai. 2017
8/1p3P2/p2p1q1k/5BRp/7P/5p2/P7/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ Qxg6 f8/Q+ if Qg7 Qxd6+ or if Kh7 Qf7+ ]

2c)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Stefan Mazur

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