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
Averbakh vs Furman: Good Bishop vs Bad Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 11,036 Begin »
Cohn vs Rubinstein: King Activity Beginner (< 1200) 6,301 Begin »
Extra Queen, Rooks, Knight, And Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 25,916 Begin »
Extra Queen, Two Rooks Beginner (< 1200) 12,045 Begin »
King And Pawn vs King: Attacking King In Front 2 Beginner (< 1200) 209,426 Begin »
King And Pawn vs King: Attacking King In Front 1 Beginner (< 1200) 47,636 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Two Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 36,647 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Using An Extra Passed Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 32,456 Begin »
Queen Mate Beginner (< 1200) 792,771 Begin »
Rook And Bishop vs Queen Beginner (< 1200) 20,226 Begin »
Rook And Knight vs Queen Beginner (< 1200) 14,436 Begin »
Two Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 141,243 Begin »
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 32,628 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: An Extra Potential Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,796 Begin »
Pawn Endgame: Creating An Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,538 Begin »
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,959 Begin »
Stonewall Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 762,109 Begin »
Bishop, Knight vs Rook, Extra Pawn Advanced (1800+) 9,751 Begin »
Bishop, Knight vs Rook Advanced (1800+) 16,076 Begin »
Alekhine vs Saemisch: The Principle of Two Weaknesses Beginner (< 1200) 2,311 Premium Only
Alekhine vs Yates: Open File, Superior Minor Piece Beginner (< 1200) 692 Premium Only
An Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 15,506 Premium Only
An Extra Bishop: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 14,535 Premium Only
An Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 12,942 Premium Only
An Extra Knight: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 15,042 Premium Only
An Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 28,271 Premium Only
An Extra Queen: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 149 Premium Only
An Extra Rook: All Pawns Present Beginner (< 1200) 9,145 Premium Only
Bishop And Knight Mate: The Edge Beginner (< 1200) 121,993 Premium Only
Bishop vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 36,272 Premium Only
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsyn: Good Knight vs Bad Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 205 Premium Only
Capablanca vs Tartakower: King Activity Beginner (< 1200) 104 Premium Only
Capablanca vs Treybal: Space advantage Beginner (< 1200) 93 Premium Only
Defend And Then Attack? Beginner (< 1200) 2,760 Premium Only
Defending Knight vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 33,244 Premium Only
Defending The Unsound Sacrifice Beginner (< 1200) 78,328 Premium Only
Defending The Unsound... Again! Beginner (< 1200) 1,213 Premium Only
Exposing Awkwardly Placed Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 1,251 Premium Only
Extra Queen, Bishop, And Knight Beginner (< 1200) 10,385 Premium Only
Extra Rook vs Three Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 11,501 Premium Only
Flohr vs Botvinnik: The Bishop Pair Beginner (< 1200) 56 Premium Only
Holding Down The Extra Piece Beginner (< 1200) 547 Premium Only
King And Pawn Endgame: Invasion 2 Beginner (< 1200) 38,741 Premium Only
King And Pawn Endgame: Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 147,892 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King Beginner (< 1200) 31,251 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King: One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 26,492 Premium Only
King vs King And Pawn: Holding The Draw Beginner (< 1200) 21,299 Premium Only
Kotov vs Botvinnik: Breaking Through With Opposite-Color Bishops Beginner (< 1200) 115 Premium Only
Opposite-Color Bishops: Making A Blockade Beginner (< 1200) 5,509 Premium Only
Opposite-Color Bishops: Down Two Rook Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 726,308 Premium Only