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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) 8,956 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,112 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,101 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,800 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,539 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,377 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,580 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,199 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,117 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,749 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,084 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,265 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,060 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,976 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,236 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,204 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,382 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,685 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,978 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,018 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,683 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,859 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,835 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,293 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,375 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,286 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,541 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,737 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,373 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,370 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,086 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,876 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,395 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,405 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,671 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,350 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,463 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,351 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,307 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 13,707 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 9,036 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,579 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 5,290 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,001 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,815 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 5,179 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 4,271 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,183 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,062 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,604 Premium Only