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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) 7,240 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,188 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,717 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,481 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,205 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,144 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,931 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,555 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,013 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,734 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,345 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,445 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,107 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,823 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,276 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,945 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,365 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,305 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,886 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,820 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,610 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,451 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,252 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,702 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,444 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,130 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,467 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,005 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,343 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,441 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,766 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,704 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,163 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,318 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,886 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,194 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,903 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,137 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,428 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 10,884 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,228 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 5,964 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,331 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,257 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,681 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 4,034 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 3,486 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,376 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,240 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 3,712 Premium Only