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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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
An Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 12,531 Begin »
An Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 11,285 Begin »
Averbakh vs Furman: Good Bishop vs Bad Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 1,443 Begin »
Cohn vs Rubinstein: King Activity Beginner (< 1200) 1,081 Begin »
Defending The Unsound Sacrifice Beginner (< 1200) 76,859 Begin »
Extra Queen, Rooks, Knight, And Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 23,409 Begin »
Extra Queen, Two Rooks Beginner (< 1200) 9,727 Begin »
King And Pawn vs King: Attacking King In Front 2 Beginner (< 1200) 199,299 Begin »
King And Pawn vs King: Attacking King In Front 1 Beginner (< 1200) 40,712 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Two Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 31,749 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Using An Extra Passed Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 26,982 Begin »
Queen Mate Beginner (< 1200) 782,854 Begin »
Rook And Bishop vs Queen Beginner (< 1200) 14,643 Begin »
Rook And Knight vs Queen Beginner (< 1200) 11,153 Begin »
Two Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 128,298 Begin »
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 24,701 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: An Extra Potential Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,766 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Creating An Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,197 Begin »
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,201 Begin »
Stonewall Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 757,707 Begin »
Bishop, Knight vs Rook, Extra Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,119 Begin »
Bishop, Knight vs Rook Advanced (1800+) 10,143 Begin »
Philidor Defense: Pressing A Space Advantage Advanced (1800+) 5,643 Begin »
Philidor Defense: Dealing With A Cramp Advanced (1800+) 4,886 Begin »
Rook, Pawn vs Bishop, Knight Advanced (1800+) 5,490 Begin »
Alekhine vs Saemisch: The Principle of Two Weaknesses Beginner (< 1200) 346 Premium Only
Alekhine vs Yates: Open File, Superior Minor Piece Beginner (< 1200) 59 Premium Only
An Extra Bishop: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 14,358 Premium Only
An Extra Knight: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 14,822 Premium Only
An Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 27,496 Premium Only
An Extra Queen: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 46 Premium Only
An Extra Rook: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 9,084 Premium Only
Bishop And Knight Mate: The Edge Beginner (< 1200) 119,840 Premium Only
Bishop vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 35,999 Premium Only
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsyn: Good Knight vs Bad Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 20 Premium Only
Capablanca vs Tartakower: King Activity Beginner (< 1200) 17 Premium Only
Capablanca vs Treybal: Space advantage Beginner (< 1200) 14 Premium Only
Defend And Then Attack? Beginner (< 1200) 2,542 Premium Only
Defending Knight vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 32,962 Premium Only
Defending The Unsound... Again! Beginner (< 1200) 1,105 Premium Only
Exposing Awkwardly Placed Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 1,190 Premium Only
Extra Queen, Bishop, And Knight Beginner (< 1200) 10,232 Premium Only
Extra Rook vs Three Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 11,436 Premium Only
Flohr vs Botvinnik: The Bishop Pair Beginner (< 1200) 13 Premium Only
Holding Down The Extra Piece Beginner (< 1200) 509 Premium Only
King And Pawn Endgame: Invasion 2 Beginner (< 1200) 38,466 Premium Only
King And Pawn Endgame: Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 147,325 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King Beginner (< 1200) 30,510 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King: One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 25,916 Premium Only
King vs King And Pawn: Holding The Draw Beginner (< 1200) 20,560 Premium Only