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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) 20,306 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,592 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,488 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,321 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,502 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,215 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,547 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,397 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,291 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,713 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,999 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,775 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,965 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,134 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,509 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,364 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,223 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,289 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,201 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,978 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,698 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,693 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,209 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,839 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,031 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,423 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,246 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,769 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,766 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,962 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,794 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,974 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,659 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,951 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,954 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,721 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,763 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,772 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,112 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,829 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,078 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,457 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,801 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,824 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,443 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,045 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,766 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,831 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,697 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,920 Premium Only