<Pavlenko Oleg was born in 1942 in Tashkent.
With 6 years began to play chess in Voronezh. In 1950 he moved to the city of Baku and entered the House of Pioneers chess club.
In 1956 he became the first champion of Azerbaijan among boys and executed norm MMR (candidate master). In 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 confirmed the title, becoming the champion of Azerbaijan among young men.
In May 1961 in Belgrade participated in the youth team of the USSR against the national team of Yugoslavia, played with Parma (0.5: 1.5), Velimirovic (1: 0), Kavalevich (0.5: 0.5).
In August 1961 in Lviv, an international youth tournament, where Pavlenko took 3rd place. First place went to V. Savon, the second - Kuinji. We are ahead of Jansa, Yanatu and other foreign players. Coach in Lviv was unforgettable Sultan Khalilbeyli.
In 1961, the tournament was held in Moscow's strongest young men up to 20 years, where he took 1st place. Coach was then Ch.A. Sultanov, who was instrumental in the opening preparation.
Three-time champion Baku among men: in 1962, 1964, with the last time Pavlenko became the champion of Baku in 2003.
In 1965 he graduated from the IPA them. VI Lenin (now the University of Tusi), specialty "teacher of mathematics and physics."
Back in 1966 in National Championship "Dinamo" took 2nd place and executed norm of master of sports of the USSR chess.
In 1967, he participated in the national championship for men in Kharkiv and scored 7 points out of 13 (51 among 130 participants).
From 1968 to 1973 - the champion of Baku Air Defense District.
In 1968 and 1970 - the champion of Azerbaijan among men.
Since 1992, head coach of the Nasimi chess school.
Since 1997 - FIDE master in chess.
Pavlenko prepared grandmaster Azer Mirzoyev, Rasul Ibragimov, Rashad Babayev, CMC - Zaur Mammadov, Nurlana Mehbalieva, Idrisov Tabriz. Occasionally worked with Teimour Radjabov, Rauf Mammadov, Gadyr Huseynov, assisted by A. Sofiev.>