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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) 24,375 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,134 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,980 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,865 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,271 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,653 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,839 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,375 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,138 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,790 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,809 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,675 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,641 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,351 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,019 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,381 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,086 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,208 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,116 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,943 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,564 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,648 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,376 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,638 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,560 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,085 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,995 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,591 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,694 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,994 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,619 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,935 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,000 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,804 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,649 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,520 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,200 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,657 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,838 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,167 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,908 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,773 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,341 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,602 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,160 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,922 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,464 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,439 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,825 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,663 Premium Only