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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) 7,324 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,232 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,769 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,505 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,231 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,175 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,957 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,566 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,049 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,762 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,357 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,465 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,115 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,866 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,315 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,961 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,396 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,362 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,923 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,842 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,666 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,481 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,286 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,743 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,471 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,172 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,492 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,017 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,378 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,457 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,821 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,740 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,209 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,347 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,905 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,232 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,935 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,156 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,452 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 11,033 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,265 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,002 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,365 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,277 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,720 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,058 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,548 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,400 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,277 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,741 Premium Only