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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+) 4,222 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,909 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,672 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 12,137 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,176 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,655 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,450 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,723 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,540 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,347 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,791 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 10,459 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,949 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,312 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 7,129 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,691 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,541 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,012 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,875 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,116 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,694 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,262 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,373 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,686 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,317 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,081 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,426 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,320 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 3,150 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,366 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,439 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 3,169 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,019 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,081 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 4,035 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,673 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,764 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,689 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,750 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,540 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,220 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 3,181 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 3,072 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 3,041 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,567 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 4,068 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,088 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 4,047 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,331 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,284 Premium Only