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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PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
An Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 13,473 Begin »
An Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 11,747 Begin »
Averbakh vs Furman: Good Bishop vs Bad Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 2,678 Begin »
Cohn vs Rubinstein: King Activity Beginner (< 1200) 1,827 Begin »
Defending The Unsound Sacrifice Beginner (< 1200) 77,613 Begin »
Extra Queen, Rooks, Knight, And Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 23,701 Begin »
Extra Queen, Two Rooks Beginner (< 1200) 9,986 Begin »
King And Pawn vs King: Attacking King In Front 2 Beginner (< 1200) 200,676 Begin »
King And Pawn vs King: Attacking King In Front 1 Beginner (< 1200) 41,582 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Two Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 32,334 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Using An Extra Passed Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 27,694 Begin »
Queen Mate Beginner (< 1200) 784,235 Begin »
Rook And Bishop vs Queen Beginner (< 1200) 15,270 Begin »
Rook And Knight vs Queen Beginner (< 1200) 11,497 Begin »
Two Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 130,090 Begin »
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 25,658 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: An Extra Potential Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,262 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Creating An Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,143 Begin »
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,999 Begin »
Stonewall Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 757,997 Begin »
Bishop, Knight vs Rook, Extra Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,647 Begin »
Bishop, Knight vs Rook Advanced (1800+) 10,743 Begin »
Philidor Defense: Pressing A Space Advantage Advanced (1800+) 6,049 Begin »
Philidor Defense: Dealing With A Cramp Advanced (1800+) 5,515 Begin »
Rook, Pawn vs Bishop, Knight Advanced (1800+) 5,988 Begin »
Alekhine vs Saemisch: The Principle of Two Weaknesses Beginner (< 1200) 684 Premium Only
Alekhine vs Yates: Open File, Superior Minor Piece Beginner (< 1200) 99 Premium Only
An Extra Bishop: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 14,370 Premium Only
An Extra Knight: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 14,838 Premium Only
An Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 27,516 Premium Only
An Extra Queen: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 56 Premium Only
An Extra Rook: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 9,094 Premium Only
Bishop And Knight Mate: The Edge Beginner (< 1200) 120,074 Premium Only
Bishop vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 36,044 Premium Only
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsyn: Good Knight vs Bad Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 23 Premium Only
Capablanca vs Tartakower: King Activity Beginner (< 1200) 19 Premium Only
Capablanca vs Treybal: Space advantage Beginner (< 1200) 19 Premium Only
Defend And Then Attack? Beginner (< 1200) 2,558 Premium Only
Defending Knight vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 33,016 Premium Only
Defending The Unsound... Again! Beginner (< 1200) 1,119 Premium Only
Exposing Awkwardly Placed Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 1,199 Premium Only
Extra Queen, Bishop, And Knight Beginner (< 1200) 10,297 Premium Only
Extra Rook vs Three Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 11,443 Premium Only
Flohr vs Botvinnik: The Bishop Pair Beginner (< 1200) 15 Premium Only
Holding Down The Extra Piece Beginner (< 1200) 511 Premium Only
King And Pawn Endgame: Invasion 2 Beginner (< 1200) 38,507 Premium Only
King And Pawn Endgame: Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 147,393 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King Beginner (< 1200) 30,590 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King: One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 25,981 Premium Only
King vs King And Pawn: Holding The Draw Beginner (< 1200) 20,636 Premium Only