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
R Ending: Exchange QGD Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,130 Premium Only
R Ending: Van Kura Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,868 Premium Only
R+B v. R+B Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,355 Premium Only
R+B v. R+N up 2 pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,911 Premium Only
R+N Fortress vs. Q+P Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,287 Premium Only
R+N v. R+B up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,202 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Corner Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,343 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,973 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 2 Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,675 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 3 Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,332 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endings, Frontal Attack 4 Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,078 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Umbrella Method Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,489 Premium Only
Rook and Pawn Endgame, Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,319 Premium Only
Rook and pawns v. B+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,849 Premium Only
Rook Behind Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,535 Premium Only
Rook Ending up 2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,494 Premium Only
Rook Freezing Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,990 Premium Only
Rook v. R+N Intermediate (1400-1800) 3,749 Premium Only
Rook vs. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,299 Premium Only
Rook vs. Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,883 Premium Only
Rs and Opp Bs Down a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,780 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities II Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,203 Premium Only
Same Colored Bs: Majorities Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,195 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs +2 Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,091 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bs Gruenfeld End Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,084 Premium Only
Scotch Gambit Trap Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,451 Premium Only
Shouldering the King Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,963 Premium Only
Simple Zwischenzug Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,024 Premium Only
Space Advantage on K-side Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,840 Premium Only
Square Clearance Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,220 Premium Only
The Distant Opposition Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,311 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,147 Premium Only
Time to Win with a Rook Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,964 Premium Only
Tricky Triangulation Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,394 Premium Only
Two Extra Minors Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,345 Premium Only
Two Minors v. a Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,170 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,380 Premium Only
Using an Outside Passed Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,288 Premium Only
Using Ra8 Pa7 Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,184 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,187 Premium Only
Winning A Bishop Ending With Two Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,291 Premium Only
Winning with a Knight Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,853 Premium Only
Winning with g+h v. h Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,954 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,362 Premium Only
Winning With Opposite Color Bishops Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,255 Premium Only
Winning with Queen v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,272 Premium Only
Winning With Rook v. Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,814 Premium Only
Winning With the Rook In Front of Your Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,371 Premium Only
Zugzwang With Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,852 Premium Only
2 Knights v. Pawn Advanced (1800+) 15,518 Premium Only