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
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 8,651 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 11,027 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 193,135 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 35,709 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 41,495 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 28,252 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 30,093 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,351 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 21,510 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,733 Premium Only
Cutting Off the Enemy King Intermediate (1400-1800) 30,074 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 21,805 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,123 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,364 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,413 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,226 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,337 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,119 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,058 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,695 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,383 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,591 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,502 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,422 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,009 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 26,341 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,366 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,791 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,801 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,763 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,746 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,499 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,464 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,117 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,732 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,162 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,521 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,021 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,226 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,768 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,736 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,766 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,460 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,072 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,080 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,847 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 22,305 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,412 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,972 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,275 Premium Only