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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) 6,962 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,909 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,476 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,328 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,075 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,937 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,691 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,464 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,870 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,656 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,205 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,309 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,918 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,708 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,141 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,757 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,066 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,137 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,755 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,658 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,256 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,280 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,036 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,454 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,269 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,926 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,318 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,913 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,234 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,319 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,572 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,578 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,866 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,184 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,767 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,981 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,616 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,921 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,184 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 10,246 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,945 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 5,739 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,098 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,143 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,399 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 3,858 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,358 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,196 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,147 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,587 Premium Only