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) 66,088 Begin »
Opposite-Colored Bishops: Down Two Rook Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 722,753 Begin »
Queen Mate Beginner (< 1200) 773,443 Begin »
Rook And Pawns vs Rook And Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 860,022 Begin »
Two Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,225,765 Begin »
Bishop And Extra Pawn vs Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 809,205 Begin »
Fischer vs Saidy: Good Knight vs Bad Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 679,052 Begin »
King's Indian Defense: Extra Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 708,930 Begin »
Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 772,435 Begin »
Stonewall Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 752,607 Begin »
Gruenfeld Defense: Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 803,053 Begin »
An Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 27,048 Premium Only
Be Accurate And Then Hold Beginner (< 1200) 4,670 Premium Only
Bishop And Knight Mate: The Edge Beginner (< 1200) 116,162 Premium Only
Bishop vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 35,715 Premium Only
Defend And Then Attack? Beginner (< 1200) 2,223 Premium Only
Defending The Unsound... Again! Beginner (< 1200) 985 Premium Only
Exposing Awkwardly Placed Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 1,028 Premium Only
Extra Queen, Rooks, Knight, And Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 22,580 Premium Only
Holding Down The Extra Piece Beginner (< 1200) 463 Premium Only
King And Pawn vs King: Attacking King In Front Beginner (< 1200) 194,983 Premium Only
King And Pawn vs King: Advanced King Beginner (< 1200) 38,234 Premium Only
King And Pawn vs King And Pawn: Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 146,873 Premium Only
King And Pawns vs King: An Extra Passed Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 25,258 Premium Only
King And Pawns: Invasion Beginner (< 1200) 38,135 Premium Only
King And Pawns: Two Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 30,402 Premium Only
King And Three Pawns vs King And Three Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 74,251 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King Beginner (< 1200) 30,061 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King: One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 25,528 Premium Only
King vs King And Pawn Draw Beginner (< 1200) 19,217 Premium Only
Knight vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 32,389 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 12,480 Premium Only
Prevent The Windmill Beginner (< 1200) 910 Premium Only
Queen vs Knight Mate Beginner (< 1200) 37,788 Premium Only
Queen vs Queen And Pawn Draw Beginner (< 1200) 15,008 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook With Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 20,586 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 12,966 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 12,718 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 10,110 Premium Only
Repeat Or Play On? Beginner (< 1200) 542 Premium Only
Rook And Passed Pawn vs Rook And Passed Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 20,498 Premium Only
Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 38,529 Premium Only
Showing Accurate Technique Beginner (< 1200) 591 Premium Only
Test Your Aggression Beginner (< 1200) 726 Premium Only
Two Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 122,091 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 14,164 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 10,092 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 14,560 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,929 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,187 Premium Only