Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The 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) 9,406 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,696 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,552 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,249 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,840 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,782 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,094 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,409 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,432 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,052 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,392 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,546 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,432 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,418 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,580 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,819 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,981 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,170 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,350 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,453 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,354 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,481 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,238 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,701 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,842 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,635 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,864 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,970 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,647 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,724 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,481 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,274 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,028 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,823 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,890 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,685 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,012 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,674 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,853 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 14,393 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 9,508 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,049 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 5,577 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,194 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,262 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 5,583 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 4,548 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,468 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,251 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,972 Premium Only