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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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Or, select specific themes and positions below!

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
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 4,977 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,875 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,577 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 3,207 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 3,046 Premium Only
R+R v. R+B Complex II Advanced (1800+) 3,051 Premium Only
R+R v. R+B Complex Advanced (1800+) 4,494 Premium Only
Reti Study, 1929 Advanced (1800+) 10,010 Premium Only
RNP v. RR Advanced (1800+) 3,409 Premium Only
Rook Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,246 Premium Only
Rook on the Side Advanced (1800+) 4,464 Premium Only
Rook on the Side II Advanced (1800+) 3,147 Premium Only
Rook v. Bishop: Catalan Advanced (1800+) 3,168 Premium Only
Rook vs. Terrific Knight Advanced (1800+) 3,562 Premium Only
RR v. RB down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,553 Premium Only
RR v. RB Down a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,396 Premium Only
RR v. RN down a pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,101 Premium Only
Same B Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,303 Premium Only
Sicilian King-in-Center Theme1 Advanced (1800+) 3,357 Premium Only
Sicilian King-in-Center Theme2 Advanced (1800+) 3,259 Premium Only
Strange Queen Placement Advanced (1800+) 5,145 Premium Only
Two Pawns up: French Def Advanced (1800+) 3,684 Premium Only
Two Rooks> Queen II Advanced (1800+) 3,780 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Advanced (1800+) 3,664 Premium Only
Weak IQP Advanced (1800+) 3,262 Premium Only
Weak IQP Endgame Advanced (1800+) 3,715 Premium Only
Winning With B+B v. N Advanced (1800+) 5,946 Premium Only
Winning With Queen and g Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,542 Premium Only
Winning With Queen and d6 Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,053 Premium Only
Winning With R+B Vs R Advanced (1800+) 5,965 Premium Only
Winning With R+N v. R Advanced (1800+) 7,120 Premium Only
Winning with Rook v. Bishop Advanced (1800+) 8,189 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Knight Advanced (1800+) 8,278 Premium Only
Winning With the Wrong Rook Pawn Advanced (1800+) 15,784 Premium Only