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, Knight vs Queen, Pawn: Fortress Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,505 Premium Only
Rook, Knight, Two Extra Pawns vs Rook, Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,438 Premium Only
Rook, Two Extra Pawns vs Bishop, Knight Intermediate (1400-1800) 7,186 Premium Only
Rooks, Opposite-Color Bishops: A Pawn Down Intermediate (1400-1800) 4,954 Premium Only
Same-Color Bishops: Kingside Majority Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,525 Premium Only
Same-Color Bishops: Gruenfeld Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,236 Premium Only
Same-Color Bishops: Queenside Majority Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,341 Premium Only
Same-Colored Bishop Endgame: Two Extra Pawns Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,309 Premium Only
The Centurini Position Intermediate (1400-1800) 22,803 Premium Only
The Greek Gift Sacrifice Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,523 Premium Only
Two Minors vs A Rook Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,547 Premium Only
Weak Dark Squares Intermediate (1400-1800) 5,513 Premium Only
Winning With Knight and Two Pawns v. Bishop Intermediate (1400-1800) 6,552 Premium Only
A Successful Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 4,644 Premium Only
A Symmetrical Position: Maneuvering Advanced (1800+) 4,702 Premium Only
A Symmetrical Structure Advanced (1800+) 6,219 Premium Only
An Invading Queen Advanced (1800+) 7,649 Premium Only
Attacking With A Strong IQP Advanced (1800+) 5,082 Premium Only
Benoni Defense: Weak Dark Squares Advanced (1800+) 5,298 Premium Only
Bishop And Knight Mate Advanced (1800+) 20,738 Premium Only
Bishop Pair vs Rook, Two Extra Pawns Advanced (1800+) 4,757 Premium Only
Bishop Pair, Extra Pawn vs Bishop, Knight Advanced (1800+) 5,975 Premium Only
Bishop vs Extra Two Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,655 Premium Only
Bishop vs Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 4,542 Premium Only
Bishop vs Pawn: Colle System Advanced (1800+) 5,072 Premium Only
Bishop vs Two Pawns With Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,362 Premium Only
Bishop, Extra Pawn vs Knight With Queens Advanced (1800+) 7,182 Premium Only
Bishop, Pawn vs Knight Advanced (1800+) 10,929 Premium Only
Consolidating An Extra Exchange Advanced (1800+) 6,687 Premium Only
Extra Pawn: Caro-Kann Advanced (1800+) 4,424 Premium Only
Extra Pawn: Modern Defense Advanced (1800+) 4,177 Premium Only
Extra Pawn: Open Game Advanced (1800+) 4,971 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending In The King's Gambit Advanced (1800+) 6,007 Premium Only
Fischer vs Geller: Counterattack Advanced (1800+) 13,289 Premium Only
French Defense: Exchange Variation Advanced (1800+) 5,198 Premium Only
French Defense: Squeezing In The Tarrasch Advanced (1800+) 4,780 Premium Only
French Defense: Two Extra Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,850 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Defense: Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 807,177 Premium Only
King's Indian Defense: Pawn Chains Advanced (1800+) 5,207 Premium Only
Knight Endgame: An Extra Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,811 Premium Only
Knight vs Extra Two Pawns Advanced (1800+) 6,239 Premium Only
Knight vs Two Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,947 Premium Only
Knight, Pawn vs Knight: Reti Study Advanced (1800+) 13,978 Premium Only
Major Piece Endgame: The QGD For White Advanced (1800+) 4,744 Premium Only
Major Piece Endgame: The QGD For Black Advanced (1800+) 4,405 Premium Only
Major Piece Endgame: An Extra Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,981 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind: Dealing With Less Space Advanced (1800+) 4,268 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind: Pressuring With Extra Space Advanced (1800+) 4,415 Premium Only
Meran Variation: Weak Squares Advanced (1800+) 4,149 Premium Only
Meran Variation: Piece Activity Advanced (1800+) 3,691 Premium Only