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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) 19,335 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,007 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,094 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,966 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,166 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,835 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,086 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,215 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,155 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,523 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,897 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,631 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,396 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,912 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,092 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,393 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,840 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,155 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,918 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,791 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,534 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,525 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,960 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,708 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,893 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,266 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,108 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,553 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,409 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,714 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,388 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,763 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,303 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,780 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,807 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,485 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,074 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,524 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,924 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,607 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,908 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,147 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,672 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,679 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,290 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,891 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,395 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,365 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,516 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,626 Premium Only