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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) 8,183 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,155 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,462 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,994 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,788 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,766 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,846 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,880 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,503 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,182 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,687 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,869 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,550 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,329 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,731 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,477 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,439 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,913 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,415 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,401 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,620 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,007 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,054 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,489 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,874 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,711 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,005 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,345 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,834 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,847 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,388 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,357 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,418 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,838 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,278 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,799 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,806 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,742 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,267 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 12,494 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,061 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,741 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,838 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,655 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,308 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,556 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,836 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,849 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,618 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,133 Premium Only