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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+) 4,644 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,262 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 7,219 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 13,994 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,612 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 4,151 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,790 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 4,334 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,838 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,795 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 3,147 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 11,262 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 5,482 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,953 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 7,836 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 4,204 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,895 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,340 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 4,273 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,562 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,221 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,894 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,027 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 4,372 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,891 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,685 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 5,098 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,825 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 3,494 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,792 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,796 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 3,604 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,297 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,638 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 4,551 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 4,098 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 5,285 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 4,147 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 5,209 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,910 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,523 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 3,553 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 3,504 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 3,361 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,926 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 4,500 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,603 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 4,709 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,867 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,769 Premium Only