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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) 22,125 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,476 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,138 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,914 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,219 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,743 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,394 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,808 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,655 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,085 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,307 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,089 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,160 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,580 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,119 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,973 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,099 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,644 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,589 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,394 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,090 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,118 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,713 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,161 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,243 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,668 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,532 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,112 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,460 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,351 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,515 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,360 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,232 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,298 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,223 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,010 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,676 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,139 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,323 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,268 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,466 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,968 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,052 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,138 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,738 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,458 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,485 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,015 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,172 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,740 Premium Only