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) 8,763 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 11,124 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 193,717 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 36,517 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 41,796 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 28,500 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 30,415 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,424 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 21,685 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,799 Premium Only
Cutting Off the Enemy King Intermediate (1400-1800) 30,217 Premium Only
Development Intermediate (1400-1800) 22,071 Premium Only
Drawing With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,168 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,460 Premium Only
Extra Bishop: Benoni Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,456 Premium Only
Extra Knight down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,284 Premium Only
Extra Pawn in a Knight Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,416 Premium Only
Extra Piece Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,170 Premium Only
Extra Rook v. a Strong Center Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,090 Premium Only
Good N v. Bad B Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,762 Premium Only
Grushevsky - Bykov, Frunze 1959 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,443 Premium Only
Invade and Conquer Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,620 Premium Only
K + R + P vs. K + R Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,612 Premium Only
K+P w/ 1 extra P Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,486 Premium Only
K+P: Down a Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,062 Premium Only
Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 26,644 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,396 Premium Only
Minors v. Rook + Pawn II Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,825 Premium Only
Morozevich - Smeets, Wijk aan Zee 2009 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,846 Premium Only
Morphy - Baucher, 1858 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,787 Premium Only
N Ending Down to the Last Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,791 Premium Only
N Ending Symmetrical Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,574 Premium Only
N Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,541 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,298 Premium Only
N Ending: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,770 Premium Only
N v. B Fischer-Saidy II Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,200 Premium Only
N v. B up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,552 Premium Only
One Pawn Draws v. a Queen Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,091 Premium Only
Outflanking and the Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,320 Premium Only
Outside Passer K+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,857 Premium Only
Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,844 Premium Only
Powerful Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,892 Premium Only
Promoting With Knight Vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,521 Premium Only
Queen Ending Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,110 Premium Only
Queen v. Bishop+Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,111 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,921 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Corner Intermediate (1400-1800) 22,955 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,500 Premium Only
Queen vs. Minor Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,011 Premium Only
Queens with extra 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,348 Premium Only