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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) 7,063 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,017 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,577 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,390 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,137 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,005 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,778 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,506 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,927 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,680 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,265 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,350 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,956 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,753 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,212 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,846 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,225 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,183 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,792 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,730 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,442 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,343 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,120 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,578 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,304 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,016 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,376 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,941 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,263 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,376 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,650 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,645 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,936 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,231 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,827 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,044 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,757 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,028 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,301 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 10,567 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,049 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 5,842 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,255 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,196 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,512 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 3,937 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,436 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,269 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,201 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,619 Premium Only