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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) 6,743 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,802 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,408 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,246 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,011 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,852 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,494 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,388 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,799 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,576 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,161 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,243 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,822 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,625 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,002 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,652 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,938 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,055 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,662 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,534 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,049 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,164 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,877 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,293 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,177 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,851 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,226 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,845 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,150 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,281 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,472 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,506 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,705 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,123 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,710 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,891 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,488 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,820 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,039 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 9,886 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,807 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 5,596 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,980 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,022 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,310 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 3,785 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,304 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,137 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,081 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,513 Premium Only