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
Defending The Unsound Sacrifice Beginner (< 1200) 69,043 Begin »
Opposite-Colored Bishops: Down Two Rook Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 723,994 Begin »
Queen Mate Beginner (< 1200) 775,662 Begin »
Rook And Pawns vs Rook And Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 861,788 Begin »
Two Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,228,186 Begin »
Bishop And Extra Pawn vs Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 810,575 Begin »
Fischer vs Saidy: Good Knight vs Bad Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 680,449 Begin »
King's Indian Defense: Extra Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 710,211 Begin »
Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 773,721 Begin »
Stonewall Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 754,000 Begin »
Gruenfeld Defense: Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 804,328 Begin »
An Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 10,176 Premium Only
An Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 9,993 Premium Only
An Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 27,184 Premium Only
An Extra Rook With Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 8,969 Premium Only
Be Accurate And Then Hold Beginner (< 1200) 4,910 Premium Only
Bishop And Knight Mate: The Edge Beginner (< 1200) 116,395 Premium Only
Bishop vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 35,768 Premium Only
Converting An Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 14,587 Premium Only
Converting An Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 14,200 Premium Only
Defend And Then Attack? Beginner (< 1200) 2,304 Premium Only
Defending The Unsound... Again! Beginner (< 1200) 1,024 Premium Only
Exposing Awkwardly Placed Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 1,052 Premium Only
Extra Queen And Two Rooks Beginner (< 1200) 9,216 Premium Only
Extra Queen, Bishop, And Knight Beginner (< 1200) 10,143 Premium Only
Extra Queen, Rooks, Knight, And Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 22,635 Premium Only
Extra Rook vs Three Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 11,341 Premium Only
Holding Down The Extra Piece Beginner (< 1200) 475 Premium Only
King And Pawn vs King: Attacking King In Front Beginner (< 1200) 195,139 Premium Only
King And Pawn vs King: Advanced King Beginner (< 1200) 38,281 Premium Only
King And Pawn vs King And Pawn: Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 146,968 Premium Only
King And Pawns vs King: An Extra Passed Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 25,380 Premium Only
King And Pawns: Invasion Beginner (< 1200) 38,224 Premium Only
King And Pawns: Two Extra Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 30,434 Premium Only
King And Three Pawns vs King And Three Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 74,386 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King Beginner (< 1200) 30,112 Premium Only
King And Two Pawns vs King: One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 25,575 Premium Only
King vs King And Pawn Draw Beginner (< 1200) 19,250 Premium Only
Knight vs Rook Beginner (< 1200) 32,425 Premium Only
Prevent The Windmill Beginner (< 1200) 953 Premium Only
Queen vs Bishop With Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 12,985 Premium Only
Queen vs Knight Mate Beginner (< 1200) 37,884 Premium Only
Queen vs Queen And Pawn Draw Beginner (< 1200) 15,026 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook With Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 20,603 Premium Only
Rook And Bishop vs Queen Beginner (< 1200) 12,729 Premium Only
Rook And Knight vs Queen Beginner (< 1200) 10,115 Premium Only
Rook And Passed Pawn vs Rook And Passed Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 20,543 Premium Only
Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 38,860 Premium Only
Showing Accurate Technique Beginner (< 1200) 624 Premium Only
Test Your Aggression Beginner (< 1200) 772 Premium Only