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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
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 574,024 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 447,734 Begin »
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 55,459 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 15,106 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,115 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,161 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,242 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,667 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,297 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,465 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,051 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,597 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,323 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,478 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,562 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,396 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,581 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,375 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,470 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,176 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 3,873 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 3,658 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 3,576 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 3,257 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 3,993 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 5,129 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 3,264 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 3,160 Premium Only