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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!

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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
BB v. BN up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,893 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,675 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,416 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 11,246 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,947 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,390 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,216 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,489 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,265 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,105 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,647 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 9,991 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,623 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,062 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 6,574 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,478 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,319 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,811 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,536 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,838 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,474 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,964 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,042 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,419 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 3,937 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,786 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,195 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,128 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 2,912 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,032 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,230 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 2,942 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,828 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,798 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,672 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,425 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,441 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,390 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,509 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,322 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 2,980 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 2,947 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 2,919 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 2,793 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,432 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 3,677 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,781 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 3,817 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,093 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,008 Premium Only