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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) 588,987 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 460,613 Begin »
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 56,690 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 15,489 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,227 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,257 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,299 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,780 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,461 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,574 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,142 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,731 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,430 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,584 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,662 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,467 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,683 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,455 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,544 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,225 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 4,010 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 3,711 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 3,665 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 3,307 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 4,060 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 5,247 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 3,326 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 3,227 Premium Only