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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+) 4,083 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,778 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,579 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 11,577 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,095 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,547 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,351 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,619 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,436 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,250 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,735 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 10,254 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,854 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,220 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 6,963 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,617 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,399 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,932 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,760 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,002 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,580 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,111 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,257 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,582 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,171 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,954 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,316 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,218 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 3,064 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,263 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,341 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 3,057 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,939 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,966 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,901 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,564 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,630 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,561 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,668 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,453 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,097 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 3,088 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 3,012 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 2,916 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,505 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 3,908 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,981 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 3,973 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,225 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,168 Premium Only