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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) 667,973 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 528,754 Begin »
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 62,134 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 17,061 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,939 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,837 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,745 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,264 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,993 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,091 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,483 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,061 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,836 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,997 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,046 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,851 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 4,151 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,792 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,910 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,524 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 4,337 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 4,132 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 4,039 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 3,673 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 4,525 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 5,830 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 3,676 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 3,584 Premium Only