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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+) 3,684 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,519 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 6,145 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 10,326 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,771 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,244 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,040 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 3,314 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 3,084 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 3,930 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 2,502 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 9,593 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 4,381 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 4,786 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 6,183 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 3,303 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 3,160 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 2,643 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,364 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,654 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,254 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,626 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,743 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 3,205 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 3,705 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 3,525 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,955 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 2,960 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 2,704 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 3,836 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 3,078 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 2,794 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,704 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,591 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,412 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,269 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 4,204 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 3,220 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 4,309 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,167 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 2,848 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 2,802 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 2,790 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 2,589 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 2,264 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 3,389 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,614 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 3,619 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 7,890 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,770 Premium Only