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
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 698,787 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 681,431 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 793,467 Begin »
Two-Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,155,419 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 753,888 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 652,898 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 632,115 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 720,456 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 693,328 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 753,271 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 111,707 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 138,975 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 104,687 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 33,281 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 24,655 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 36,075 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 71,008 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 36,331 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 28,688 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 23,950 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 30,528 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 28,744 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 33,688 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 18,344 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 11,920 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 24,248 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 14,387 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 19,489 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 12,229 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 19,481 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 12,073 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 9,567 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 20,787 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 25,044 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 13,104 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,315 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 13,186 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,004 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 8,213 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 9,200 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 8,253 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 10,532 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 191,227 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 33,416 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 40,009 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 27,086 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 29,054 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,748 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,861 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,182 Premium Only