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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) 506,900 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 390,416 Begin »
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 50,320 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,555 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,520 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,701 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,890 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,263 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,778 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,900 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,672 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,236 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,821 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 2,998 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,135 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,066 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,221 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,022 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,156 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 2,836 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 3,421 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 3,266 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 3,112 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 2,855 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 3,538 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 4,511 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 2,908 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 2,759 Premium Only