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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) 8,705 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,798 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,818 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,561 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,198 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,188 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,306 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,078 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,921 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,543 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,922 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,086 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,849 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,690 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,058 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,940 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,066 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,468 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,831 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,812 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,325 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,520 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,503 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,987 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,230 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,077 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,316 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,598 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,148 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,183 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,811 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,692 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,081 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,269 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,505 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,136 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,203 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,115 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,898 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 13,182 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,714 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,284 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 5,118 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,873 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,656 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,950 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 4,144 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,054 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,859 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,406 Premium Only