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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lembit Oll. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Oll vs Arkadi Shmirin, Moscow, 1983
r5k1/3b2b1/p1p1p1Q1/4p3/3qN3/8/P1P3PP/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ c3 if Qc4 Nf6+ Kf8 Nxd7+ Kg8 Nb6
or if Qe3 Nf6+ Kf8 Nxd7+ Kg8 Nf6+ Kf8 Nh7+ w/Ng5
or if Be8 Nf6+ Kf8 Nxe8 Qf2 Nxg7
]

b)
White Mates in 5. Oll vs Yuri Balashov, Tallinn, 1983
3br1k1/4rp2/pnbp1RpQ/1pq1p1P1/3NP3/1P4N1/PBP4P/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 Rxe6 Rxf7 ]

c)
Oll vs Emelbek Moldobaev, Moscow, 1983
6k1/pRr1q1pp/4p3/2r2p2/1Q6/P3PP2/4b1PP/B2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ if Kf7 Qb2 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Oll vs Orest Averkin, URS, 1985
4rk2/1p6/p1qr1bQ1/8/P7/1P5R/2P3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rh7 ]

e)
Oll vs Gernot Gauglitz, Budapest, 1988
r2n2k1/pp2Rbp1/2p4p/2B1Q3/1P6/5PP1/q5BP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd4 if Ne6 Rxe6 or if Qb1+ Bf1 Qg6 Bd3 ]

Oll Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Oll vs Yuri Shabanov, Uzhgorod, 1988
6k1/1p3pp1/7p/4p3/1PB1Q3/2R3P1/5PPK/r2q4 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Qf5+ Ke7 Rc7+ or if Kf8 Rc8+ Ke7 Qxe5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Oll vs Kalle Kiik, Espoo, 1989
1r2nk2/1b2Rppp/p7/1p3N2/3Q4/5P2/PP4PP/2q2BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8+ Kxe8 Qe5+ Kf8 Qxg7+ Ke8 Qe5+ ]

c)
Oll vs Milan Mrdja, Rome, 1990
5r1k/6p1/1q4P1/4pB1n/1p2P3/7Q/PPP1b3/1KR5 w - - 0 1
[ Bg4 Bxg4 Qxg4 if Nf6 Qh3+ mates ]

d)
Oll vs Robert Kuczynski, Manila, 1992
rr1q2k1/5pbp/pn2pn2/Q2p1p2/N2P4/BP2P3/4NPPP/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be7 Qxe7 Nxb6 if Ra7 Rc8+ ]

e)
Oll vs Igor Stohl, Manila, 1992
4r3/1bk2p1r/p1pbp1p1/2npB1P1/N3P2P/PP6/1KP3B1/3R3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxd6+ if Kxd6 e5+ ]

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Oll Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Oll vs Vladimir Tukmakov, Moscow, 1992
2rk4/5R2/3pp1Q1/pb2q2N/1p2P3/8/PPr5/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6+ ]

b)
Oll vs Aleksej Aleksandrov, Minsk, 1993
r1r3k1/5pp1/bpnbpq1p/p2pN3/3P1P2/2N3P1/PPQ1PRBP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 Rxc6 Nxd5 Rxc2 Nxf6+ w/Bxa8 ]

c)
Oll vs Mikhail Nedobora, Oviedo, 1993
7R/1pq1kp2/p3r1p1/P2pr3/1P6/2P5/6PQ/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ if Kxf7 Rh7+ ]

d)
Oll vs Hannes Stefansson, Oviedo, 1993
R2r3r/2pk1p1p/2p1b1pb/8/1qNP2n1/4PN2/QP2B1PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nfe5+ Nxe5 Nxe5+ Kd6 Rxd8+ ]

e)
Oll vs Alexei Shirov, Wijk aan Zee, 1993
r1r3k1/p5b1/b4ppB/3Pp3/4P1N1/1p5R/1n1K1PP1/1B5R w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Rh7+ mates ]

Oll Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Oll vs Johan Quist, Antwerpen, 1994
1r1r4/3n1qkp/5pp1/1BR5/1P6/6QP/6P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Bxd7 ]

b)
Oll vs Ognjen Cvitan, Eupen, 1995
7k/rp2qp1p/p6Q/4p3/P3P1p1/8/1PP4P/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 if Qe8 Qf6+ w/Rd8 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Oll vs Mikhail Rytshagov, Riga, 1995
1r1b3k/1pr2R1p/p1b1B1p1/3pP1N1/P7/8/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 if Bxc7 Rf7 Kg8 Rd7+ or if Bxg5 Rff7 ]

d)
Oll vs Sergio Giardelli, Chicago, 1997
6k1/2rb1p2/4p1p1/R1nPb2p/3N3P/4B1P1/2P3BK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 ]

e)
Oll vs Tal Shaked, New York, 1997
5r2/pp2r2k/2pR1b1p/2P1pb1q/2B5/1PB1PpRP/P2Q1P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if Rxf6 Qd8 or Bg8+ ]

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