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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
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 2,963 Premium Only
Opp Bishops Up a P w/ Rs Advanced (1800+) 5,914 Premium Only
Pawn Up Caro-Kann Advanced (1800+) 2,483 Premium Only
Pawn Up Modern Def Advanced (1800+) 2,721 Premium Only
Pawn up Open Game Advanced (1800+) 3,278 Premium Only
Petrosian – Dvoretsky, 1975 Advanced (1800+) 9,973 Premium Only
Piece v. 2P, Sicilian Advanced (1800+) 4,825 Premium Only
Piece v. 2P, Sicilian II Advanced (1800+) 2,762 Premium Only
Pollock - Allies, Buffalo 1893 Advanced (1800+) 7,784 Premium Only
Promoting With Bishop Vs Knight Advanced (1800+) 7,285 Premium Only
Q Ending Down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,087 Premium Only
Q Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,574 Premium Only
Q Ending up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,485 Premium Only
Q v. R 3rd Rank Defense Advanced (1800+) 5,189 Premium Only
Q v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 3,449 Premium Only
Q v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 2,608 Premium Only
Q v. R+N+P Advanced (1800+) 3,450 Premium Only
Q v. R+N+P II Advanced (1800+) 3,409 Premium Only
Q+ f-pawn v. Q Advanced (1800+) 3,726 Premium Only
Q+B v. Q+N up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,430 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 3,517 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 3,344 Premium Only
QGD Space Advantage Advanced (1800+) 3,315 Premium Only
QGD Space Advantage II Advanced (1800+) 3,033 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 8,213 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ Pawns Advanced (1800+) 3,602 Premium Only
R Ending 4 v. 3 Advanced (1800+) 2,951 Premium Only
R Endings 4 v 3 Advanced (1800+) 3,857 Premium Only
R v. B+Passer Advanced (1800+) 4,020 Premium Only
R v. B+Passer II Advanced (1800+) 3,182 Premium Only
R v. N and central P Advanced (1800+) 2,469 Premium Only
R v. N down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,867 Premium Only
R v. N down a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,432 Premium Only
R v. N Few Pawns Left II Advanced (1800+) 2,845 Premium Only
R v. N: Few Pawns Left Advanced (1800+) 3,659 Premium Only
R v. Q: To the Bitter End Advanced (1800+) 3,696 Premium Only
R v. Strong B+P Advanced (1800+) 2,919 Premium Only
R+B v. R: Force to the Side Advanced (1800+) 2,690 Premium Only
R+B v. R: Force to the Side II Advanced (1800+) 2,159 Premium Only
R+B v. R: K on the Side Advanced (1800+) 4,799 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 3,164 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,719 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Up a P II Advanced (1800+) 3,189 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 2,929 Premium Only
R+N v. Q Keres-Fischer Advanced (1800+) 3,059 Premium Only
R+N v. R Typical Winning Idea Advanced (1800+) 3,202 Premium Only
R+N v. R: One Pawn Left!"] Advanced (1800+) 3,370 Premium Only
R+N v. R: the Last Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 2,745 Premium Only
R+N v. R: Typical Winning Pos Advanced (1800+) 5,240 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 3,638 Premium Only