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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) 9,090 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,319 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,243 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,916 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,596 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,586 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,763 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,266 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,227 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,853 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,265 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,391 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,215 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,124 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,342 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,380 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,568 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,842 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,070 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,144 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,884 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,109 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,990 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,383 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,571 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,376 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,679 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,816 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,442 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,466 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,250 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,065 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,614 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,528 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,726 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,457 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,600 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,457 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,490 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 13,983 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 9,203 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,761 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 5,393 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,067 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,942 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 5,295 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 4,373 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,346 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,158 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 4,724 Premium Only