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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) 20,864 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,908 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,687 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,491 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,711 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,369 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,797 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,503 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,419 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,830 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,118 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,860 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,277 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,293 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,695 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,855 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,410 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,415 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,321 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,148 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,800 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,810 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,331 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,926 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,086 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,491 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,349 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,855 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,941 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,081 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,997 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,083 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,832 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,051 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,023 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,850 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,079 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,907 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,184 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,911 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,183 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,708 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,900 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,903 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,534 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,117 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,988 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,252 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,803 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,120 Premium Only