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) 37,570 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 754,343 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 713,223 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 841,797 Begin »
Two-Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,205,881 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 797,545 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 696,036 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 669,001 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 760,066 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 738,636 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 792,283 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 119,836 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 145,000 Premium Only
Be Accurate and Then Hold Beginner (< 1200) 2,654 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 113,078 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 35,218 Premium Only
Defend, and Then Attack? Beginner (< 1200) 1,417 Premium Only
Defending the Unsound... Again! Beginner (< 1200) 607 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 25,430 Premium Only
Exposing Awkwardly Placed Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 623 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 37,525 Premium Only
Holding Down the Extra Piece Beginner (< 1200) 282 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 73,507 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 37,742 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 30,015 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 24,927 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 31,903 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 29,713 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 37,054 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 18,968 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 12,338 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 25,193 Premium Only
Prevent the Windmill Beginner (< 1200) 565 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 14,879 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 20,370 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 12,786 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 20,243 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 12,573 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 9,957 Premium Only
Repeat or Play On? Beginner (< 1200) 339 Premium Only
Showing Accurate Technique Beginner (< 1200) 265 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 22,005 Premium Only
Test Your Aggression Beginner (< 1200) 412 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 26,713 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 13,971 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,905 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 14,232 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 9,690 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 8,982 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 9,913 Premium Only