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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) 8,328 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,316 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,550 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,247 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,880 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,869 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,987 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,910 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,612 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,276 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,745 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,913 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,665 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,446 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,822 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,635 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,632 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,065 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,500 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,516 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,882 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,205 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,165 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,648 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,002 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,808 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,074 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,408 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,925 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,933 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,497 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,417 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,567 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,947 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,359 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,871 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,943 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,858 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,404 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 12,680 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,200 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,910 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,887 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,717 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,380 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,638 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,914 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,892 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,694 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,210 Premium Only