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
Cutting Off the Enemy King Intermediate (1400-1800) 29,168 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 21,055 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,817 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,952 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,913 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,836 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,755 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,926 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,800 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,395 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,048 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,211 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,784 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,032 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,618 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 25,012 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,933 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,634 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,536 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,372 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,557 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,159 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,066 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,684 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,472 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,002 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,248 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,778 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,710 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,510 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,167 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,395 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,017 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,803 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,782 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,659 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,773 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,073 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,755 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,948 Premium Only
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,852 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,429 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,227 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,713 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,084 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,009 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,758 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,176 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,303 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,865 Premium Only