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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) 20,439 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,705 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,564 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,369 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,588 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,250 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,615 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,452 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,321 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,750 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,044 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,800 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,036 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,171 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,610 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,514 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,281 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,338 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,234 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,081 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,723 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,729 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,231 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,859 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,047 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,446 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,274 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,800 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,829 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,990 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,838 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,011 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,722 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,977 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,974 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,768 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,850 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,809 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,132 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,860 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,123 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,529 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,833 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,853 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,467 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,062 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,850 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,900 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,760 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,974 Premium Only