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
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 792,074 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 631,219 Begin »
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 70,942 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 19,445 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,149 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,675 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,461 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,989 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,793 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,842 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,220 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,939 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,908 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,781 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,757 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,416 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 4,831 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 4,437 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 4,532 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 4,119 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 5,055 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 4,907 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N Exch French II Advanced (1800+) 4,588 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N: Exch French Advanced (1800+) 4,206 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 5,195 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 6,658 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N Advanced (1800+) 4,316 Premium Only
R+P v. B+N II Advanced (1800+) 4,153 Premium Only