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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+) 4,825 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,395 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 7,502 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 14,633 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,836 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 4,343 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,971 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 4,583 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,957 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 5,017 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 3,274 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 11,509 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 5,663 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 6,178 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 8,096 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 4,450 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,081 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,452 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 4,429 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,798 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,371 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 6,046 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,277 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 4,653 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 5,104 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,868 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 5,283 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,957 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 3,684 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,991 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,930 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 3,806 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,450 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,830 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 4,679 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 4,292 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 5,551 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 4,346 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 5,394 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 4,073 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,643 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 3,680 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 3,643 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 3,489 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 3,106 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 4,671 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,830 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 4,835 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 9,072 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,998 Premium Only