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
Defending the Unsound Sacrifice Beginner (< 1200) 22,111 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 743,383 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 708,305 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 832,369 Begin »
Two-Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,193,936 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 790,746 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 688,212 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 663,273 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 752,531 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 731,112 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 785,787 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 118,290 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 144,021 Premium Only
Be Accurate and Then Hold Beginner (< 1200) 1,541 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 111,249 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 34,992 Premium Only
Defend, and Then Attack? Beginner (< 1200) 719 Premium Only
Defending the Unsound... Again! Beginner (< 1200) 377 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 25,330 Premium Only
Exposing Awkwardly Placed Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 308 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 37,279 Premium Only
Holding Down the Extra Piece Beginner (< 1200) 198 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 73,025 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 37,449 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 29,827 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 24,779 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 31,648 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 29,542 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 36,053 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 18,853 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 12,283 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 25,024 Premium Only
Prevent the Windmill Beginner (< 1200) 327 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 14,800 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 20,201 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 12,696 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 20,125 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 12,500 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 9,881 Premium Only
Repeat or Play On? Beginner (< 1200) 211 Premium Only
Showing Accurate Technique Beginner (< 1200) 165 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 21,652 Premium Only
Test Your Aggression Beginner (< 1200) 253 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 26,544 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 13,831 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,793 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 14,054 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,522 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 8,854 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 9,808 Premium Only