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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) 697,601 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 554,272 Begin »
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 64,297 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 17,653 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,254 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,098 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,914 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,437 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,179 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,322 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,597 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,265 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,060 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,236 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,183 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,057 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 4,343 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,971 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 4,073 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,643 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 4,465 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 4,298 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 4,246 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 3,850 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 4,736 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 6,088 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 3,807 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 3,724 Premium Only