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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) 24,725 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,459 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,137 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,004 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,445 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,885 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,092 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,679 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,340 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,906 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,923 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,858 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,923 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,525 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,181 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,843 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,267 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,316 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,223 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,032 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,651 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,806 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,542 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,766 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,649 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,157 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,124 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,653 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,908 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,090 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,763 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,170 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,203 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,897 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,736 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,672 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,450 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,755 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,975 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,393 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,002 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,926 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,406 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,684 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,258 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,998 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,696 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,643 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,978 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,863 Premium Only