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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) 25,214 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,048 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,404 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,264 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,798 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,139 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,382 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,843 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,517 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,179 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,025 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,065 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,383 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,723 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,335 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 21,319 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,635 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,518 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,389 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,128 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,786 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,973 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,760 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,843 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,753 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,267 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,243 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,780 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,187 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,229 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,037 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,406 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,426 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,998 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,886 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,795 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,983 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,026 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,100 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,582 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,096 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,179 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,486 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,819 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,350 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,113 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,061 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,272 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,100 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,049 Premium Only