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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) 23,318 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,288 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,587 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,416 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,611 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,212 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,941 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,055 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,865 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,434 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,569 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,354 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,978 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,989 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,559 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,325 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,650 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,892 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,829 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,642 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,384 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,364 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,010 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,388 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,372 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,858 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,664 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,341 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,145 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,591 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,171 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,598 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,598 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,550 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,378 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,211 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,508 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,378 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,574 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,673 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,674 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,401 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,213 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,363 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,960 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,719 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,968 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,782 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,489 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,136 Premium Only