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
King And Pawn Endgame: Opposition, Outflanking Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,978 Premium Only
Kingside Attack: A Fleeting Opportunity Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,087 Premium Only
Knight Endgame: Queenside Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,712 Premium Only
Knight Endgame: Kingside Majority Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,908 Premium Only
Knight Endgame: Space Advantage Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,020 Premium Only
Knight Endgame: Two Extra Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,792 Premium Only
Knight Endgame: Few Pawns Remain Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,979 Premium Only
Knight Endgame: Symmetrical Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,675 Premium Only
Knight Vs Bishop: Promotion Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,968 Premium Only
Knight, Extra Pawn vs Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,723 Premium Only
Knight, Pawn vs Knight, Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,711 Premium Only
Morozevich vs Smeets Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,189 Premium Only
Open Files: Invasion Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,813 Premium Only
Opposite-Color Bishops: A Win Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,454 Premium Only
Opposite-Color Bishops: Drawing Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,333 Premium Only
Pawn Endgame: Creating Zugzwang Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,992 Premium Only
Pawn Endgame: Using The Active King Intermediate (1400-1800) 42,813 Premium Only
Pawn Endgame: Using An Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,642 Premium Only
Queen Endgame: Centralization Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,290 Premium Only
Queen Endgame: Two Extra Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,530 Premium Only
Queen vs Bishop Pair Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,773 Premium Only
Queen vs Bishop, Knight With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,489 Premium Only
Queen vs Center-Pawn On The Seventh: A Win Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,627 Premium Only
Queen vs Minor Piece: QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,186 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook: Middlegame Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,088 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook: Philidor's Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 24,297 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Cutting Off Along The Rank Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,736 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Lucena Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 27,377 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Minority Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,469 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,672 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Philidor Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 14,269 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Promoting The Rook Pawn 1 Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,869 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Promoting The Rook Pawn 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,334 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Reaching The Lucena Position 1 Intermediate (1400-1800) 30,585 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Reaching The Lucena Position 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,621 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,780 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: The Short Side Intermediate (1400-1800) 16,050 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: The Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,015 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: The Frontal Attack 1 Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,702 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: The Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,371 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: The Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,789 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: The Vancura Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,184 Premium Only
Rook Ending: Two Extra Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,725 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Connected Passed Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,419 Premium Only
Rook vs Bishop With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,520 Premium Only
Rook vs Knight With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,144 Premium Only
Rook vs Pawn: A Typical Win Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,251 Premium Only
Rook vs Rook, Knight: A Comfortable Draw Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,865 Premium Only
Rook, Bishop vs Rook, Bishop With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,495 Premium Only
Rook, Bishop, Two Extra Pawns vs Rook, Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,055 Premium Only