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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!


Or, select specific themes and positions below!

Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 4 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,845 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,936 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,973 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,715 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,381 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,272 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,460 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,125 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,017 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,689 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,017 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,170 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,000 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,887 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,143 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,099 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,251 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,607 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,925 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,962 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,534 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,741 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,688 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,104 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,287 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,201 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,435 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,680 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,275 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,247 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,919 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,785 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,245 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,360 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,572 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,231 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,356 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,238 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,130 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 13,484 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,872 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,421 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 5,211 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,949 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,745 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 5,076 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 4,209 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,100 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,944 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,511 Premium Only