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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) 8,026 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,024 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,355 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,904 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,681 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,689 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,709 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,806 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,433 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,058 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,635 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,808 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,498 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,247 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,675 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,369 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,172 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,818 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,318 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,257 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,455 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,906 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,894 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,331 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,820 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,601 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,871 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,279 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,727 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,783 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,245 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,220 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,225 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,744 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,211 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,712 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,596 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,663 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,133 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 12,264 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,946 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,599 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,780 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,567 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,198 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,477 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,749 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,768 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,555 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,046 Premium Only