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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+) 4,538 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,199 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 7,090 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 13,695 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,497 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,999 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,712 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 4,065 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,764 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,703 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 3,041 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 11,101 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 5,324 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,780 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 7,651 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 4,044 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,790 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,246 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 4,198 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,477 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,070 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,752 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,857 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 4,179 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,812 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,610 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,936 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,732 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 3,365 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,683 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,724 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 3,476 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,223 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,547 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 4,395 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,945 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 5,121 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 4,063 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 5,125 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,813 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,464 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 3,454 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 3,423 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 3,307 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,836 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 4,428 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,428 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 4,559 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,731 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,680 Premium Only