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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+) 3,747 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,568 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,247 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 10,557 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,823 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,285 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,103 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,374 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,122 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 3,970 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,539 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 9,704 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,452 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 4,889 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 6,283 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,351 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,197 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,688 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,411 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,720 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,311 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,785 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,829 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,284 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 3,749 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,596 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,013 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 2,989 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 2,761 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 3,867 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,129 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 2,846 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,751 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,654 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,486 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,307 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,261 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,280 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,345 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,186 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 2,886 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 2,834 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 2,843 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 2,636 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,291 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 3,529 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,706 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 3,674 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 7,962 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,868 Premium Only