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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+) 4,473 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,138 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,953 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 13,486 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,421 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,900 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,622 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,952 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,735 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 4,627 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,956 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 10,875 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 5,220 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 5,700 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 7,554 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,920 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,729 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,185 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 4,108 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,378 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,968 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,597 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,756 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 4,066 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,713 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 4,454 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 4,792 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 3,562 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 3,286 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 4,578 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,597 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 3,422 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,187 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,431 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 4,320 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,883 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 5,026 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,985 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,994 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,736 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,423 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 3,362 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 3,344 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 3,228 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,772 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 4,348 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,312 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 4,408 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 8,616 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,583 Premium Only