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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) 7,591 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,513 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,994 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,655 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,394 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,399 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,282 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,658 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,163 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,853 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,458 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,582 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,307 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,010 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,456 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,131 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,655 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,524 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,091 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,044 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,966 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,645 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,537 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,983 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,613 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,303 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,629 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,123 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,514 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,543 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,981 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,947 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,578 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,534 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,017 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,405 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,161 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,351 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,735 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 11,506 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,531 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,242 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,530 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,387 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,846 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,265 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,635 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,529 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,373 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,827 Premium Only