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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+) 3,892 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,667 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,411 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 11,221 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,939 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,386 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,201 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,488 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,255 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,099 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,646 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 9,976 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,615 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,057 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 6,553 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,477 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,312 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,808 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,527 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,826 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,465 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,963 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,033 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,415 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 3,934 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,777 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,193 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,122 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 2,905 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,031 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,225 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 2,940 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,802 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,787 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,656 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,420 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,436 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,386 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,504 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,316 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 2,965 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 2,941 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 2,917 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 2,787 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,424 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 3,672 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,770 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 3,803 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,082 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,001 Premium Only