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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+) 3,849 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,619 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,313 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 10,946 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,855 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,322 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,154 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,438 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,206 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,039 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,583 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 9,830 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,527 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 4,989 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 6,456 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,417 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,244 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,757 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,449 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,780 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,397 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,891 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,931 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,355 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 3,862 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,698 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,082 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,068 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 2,845 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 3,947 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,165 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 2,895 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,773 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,717 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,555 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,350 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,313 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,334 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,403 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,254 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 2,929 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 2,884 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 2,873 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 2,701 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,359 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 3,616 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,737 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 3,734 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,027 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,929 Premium Only