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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+) 4,344 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,028 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,784 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 12,898 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,263 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,751 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,543 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,829 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,612 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,474 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,854 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 10,591 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 5,067 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,453 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 7,350 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,773 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,608 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,088 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,970 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,207 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,792 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,398 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,580 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,826 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,521 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,230 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,556 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,417 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 3,200 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,457 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,498 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 3,247 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,077 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,167 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 4,142 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,767 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,872 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,798 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,862 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,624 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,298 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 3,264 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 3,188 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 3,108 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,662 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 4,173 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,204 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 4,170 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,441 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,394 Premium Only