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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) 25,632 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,442 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,560 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,443 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,986 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,357 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,678 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,992 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,718 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,340 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,223 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,193 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,696 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,928 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,456 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 21,773 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,913 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,689 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,524 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,274 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,852 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,117 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,945 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,966 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,827 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,374 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,427 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,893 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,388 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,465 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,249 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,523 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,613 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,086 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,995 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,911 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,288 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,179 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,149 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,752 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,188 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,378 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,542 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,920 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,416 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,256 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,319 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,650 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,251 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,263 Premium Only