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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) 508,708 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 392,031 Begin »
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 50,462 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,594 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,529 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,711 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,901 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,269 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,790 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,916 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,675 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,259 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,855 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,022 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 3,142 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 3,090 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 3,234 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 3,031 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 3,163 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 2,846 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 3,458 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 3,277 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 3,120 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 2,858 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 3,561 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 4,535 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 2,914 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 2,766 Premium Only