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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
Cutting Off the Enemy King Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,442 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,056 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,165 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,981 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,197 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,861 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,160 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,243 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,173 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,530 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,906 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,639 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,475 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,927 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,148 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,507 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,899 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,170 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,961 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,811 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,543 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,530 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,970 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,716 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,912 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,284 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,124 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,587 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,426 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,735 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,445 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,782 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,321 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,798 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,818 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,495 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,112 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,541 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,950 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,628 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,916 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,161 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,678 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,695 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,302 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,908 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,456 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,426 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,551 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,653 Premium Only