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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) 6,229 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,329 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,993 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,842 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,788 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,515 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,079 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,195 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,569 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,325 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,912 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,036 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,490 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,418 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,745 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,305 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,188 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,692 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,467 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,219 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,564 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,918 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,431 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,809 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,981 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,642 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,958 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,650 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,920 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,106 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,187 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,185 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,944 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,907 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,509 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,443 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,971 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,415 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,686 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 8,724 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,363 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 5,243 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,729 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,838 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,986 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 3,553 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,096 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 2,879 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 2,861 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,313 Premium Only