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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) 14,914 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,697 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,494 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,717 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,370 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,798 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,506 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,422 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,835 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,120 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,860 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,288 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,296 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,710 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,869 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,418 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,416 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,322 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,148 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,803 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,813 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,334 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,928 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,086 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,493 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,354 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,862 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,950 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,082 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,999 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,089 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) 4,024 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,855 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,083 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,924 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) 4,188 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,712 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,903 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) 3,544 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,128 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,995 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,293 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,804 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,120 Premium Only