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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) 617,430 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 484,924 Begin »
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 58,783 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 16,100 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,468 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,460 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,421 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,952 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,618 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,751 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,283 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,869 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,548 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,731 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,835 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,611 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,845 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,590 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,688 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 3,342 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 4,127 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 3,893 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 3,790 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 3,470 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 4,189 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 5,456 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 3,473 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 3,365 Premium Only