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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) 7,873 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,789 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,207 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,797 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,587 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,525 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,467 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,751 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,320 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,928 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,561 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,731 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,433 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,145 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,585 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,269 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,961 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,667 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,212 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,177 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,189 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,796 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,775 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,136 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,724 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,479 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,770 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,212 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,613 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,716 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,133 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,117 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,883 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,655 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,110 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,570 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,388 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,510 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,990 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 11,966 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,807 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,443 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,681 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,518 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,000 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,375 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,705 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,665 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,468 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,956 Premium Only