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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+) 3,667 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,505 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,120 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 10,288 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,757 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,225 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,030 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,306 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,079 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 3,911 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,487 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 9,562 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,366 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 4,735 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 6,160 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,292 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,154 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,628 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,357 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,648 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,239 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,607 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,737 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,195 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 3,702 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,521 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,931 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 2,953 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 2,693 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 3,825 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,067 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 2,783 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,699 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,583 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,392 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,247 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,180 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,208 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,297 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,159 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 2,842 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 2,794 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 2,789 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 2,581 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,255 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 3,379 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,609 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 3,583 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 7,887 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,763 Premium Only