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) 20,181 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 742,098 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 707,618 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 831,247 Begin »
Two-Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,192,599 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 789,789 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 687,035 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 662,429 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 751,531 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 730,080 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 785,049 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 118,063 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 143,903 Premium Only
Be Accurate and Then Hold Beginner (< 1200) 1,441 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 111,002 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 34,955 Premium Only
Defend, and Then Attack? Beginner (< 1200) 682 Premium Only
Defending the Unsound... Again! Beginner (< 1200) 352 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 25,316 Premium Only
Exposing Awkwardly Placed Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 288 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 37,244 Premium Only
Holding Down the Extra Piece Beginner (< 1200) 179 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 72,992 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 37,418 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 29,810 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 24,765 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 31,625 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 29,509 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 35,892 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 18,844 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 12,277 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 25,010 Premium Only
Prevent the Windmill Beginner (< 1200) 302 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 14,799 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 20,177 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 12,687 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 20,102 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 12,488 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 9,878 Premium Only
Repeat or Play On? Beginner (< 1200) 199 Premium Only
Showing Accurate Technique Beginner (< 1200) 133 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 21,605 Premium Only
Test Your Aggression Beginner (< 1200) 215 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 26,525 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 13,811 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,782 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 14,026 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,505 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 8,839 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 9,796 Premium Only