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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+) 4,018 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,729 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,509 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 11,417 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,010 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,478 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,269 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,563 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,381 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,203 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,698 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 10,135 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,746 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,122 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 6,816 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,537 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,360 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,884 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,659 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,934 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,523 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,026 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,175 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,507 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,083 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,882 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,261 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,165 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 3,009 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,157 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,287 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 2,996 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,900 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,895 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,772 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,490 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,557 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,514 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,595 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,405 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,044 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 3,035 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 2,973 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 2,848 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,476 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 3,769 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,910 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 3,889 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,152 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,108 Premium Only