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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) 8,488 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,587 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,667 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,369 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,967 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,063 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,140 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,969 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,756 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,374 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,829 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,007 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,760 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,563 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,935 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,761 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,778 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,293 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,625 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,648 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,084 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,363 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,309 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,776 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,133 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,944 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,148 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,531 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,037 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,027 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,603 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,531 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,778 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,076 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,429 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,011 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,074 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,987 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,602 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 12,916 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,456 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,132 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,994 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,777 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,472 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,774 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,950 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,963 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,796 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,287 Premium Only