Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!


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 Endings, Frontal Attack 4 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,807 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,055 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,016 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,670 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,248 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,028 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,519 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,609 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,842 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,574 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,548 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,939 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,903 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,827 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,781 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,159 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,533 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,672 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,642 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,879 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,908 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,813 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,584 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,060 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,184 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,971 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,086 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,130 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,002 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,957 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,934 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,595 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,552 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,143 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,044 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,960 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,496 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,109 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,437 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 14,958 Premium Only
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 9,915 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,395 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 5,817 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,388 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,537 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 5,858 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 4,775 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,757 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,416 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 5,372 Premium Only