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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) 6,754 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,813 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,411 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,265 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,023 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,859 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,531 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,395 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,807 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,582 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,168 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,259 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,856 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,628 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,022 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,672 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,946 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,062 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,678 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,540 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,068 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,194 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,882 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,319 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,183 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,860 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,238 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,859 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,157 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,287 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,486 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,517 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,723 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,128 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,715 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,899 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,508 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,837 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,057 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 9,915 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,827 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 5,622 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,001 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,037 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,316 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 3,796 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,311 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,151 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,092 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,524 Premium Only