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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) 22,719 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,935 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,350 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,157 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,417 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,990 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,727 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,930 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,757 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,246 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,469 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,210 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,561 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,766 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,349 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,572 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,403 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,771 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,698 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,511 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,226 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,216 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,807 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,246 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,299 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,771 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,615 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,187 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,781 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,463 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,809 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,500 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,386 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,422 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,297 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,103 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,033 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,245 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,468 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,471 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,564 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,157 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,127 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,270 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,832 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,568 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,701 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,381 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,329 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,907 Premium Only