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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) 19,863 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,340 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,354 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,194 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,386 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,081 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,370 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,340 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,245 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,634 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,948 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,721 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,761 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,028 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,369 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,877 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,058 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,230 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,110 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,913 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,612 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,633 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,072 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,786 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,978 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,356 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,176 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,695 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,670 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,885 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,623 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,886 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,496 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,890 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,899 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,598 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,442 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,661 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,050 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,766 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,017 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,282 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,744 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,772 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,410 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,973 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,647 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,615 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,644 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,801 Premium Only