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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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
BB v. BN up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,478 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,827 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 8,141 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 16,462 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 5,460 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 4,830 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 4,434 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 5,163 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 4,540 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 5,525 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 3,551 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 12,518 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 6,304 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 6,780 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 8,840 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 4,914 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,489 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 3,892 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,032 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 5,348 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,182 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 6,763 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,837 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,351 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 5,577 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 5,347 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 5,768 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 4,463 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 4,187 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 5,625 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 4,411 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 4,288 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,819 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,565 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 5,233 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 4,722 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 6,294 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 4,821 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 5,997 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 4,531 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 4,119 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 4,098 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 4,017 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 3,888 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 3,414 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 5,119 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,454 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 5,503 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 9,540 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,468 Premium Only