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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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
2 Rooks > 1 Queen Advanced (1800+) 10,411 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,815 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 6,032 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,572 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,835 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 6,239 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 4,912 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,921 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,718 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 5,659 Premium Only
BB v. BN up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,839 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,949 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 8,329 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 17,736 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 5,621 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 4,993 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 4,599 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 5,293 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 4,696 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 5,657 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 3,724 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 12,870 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 6,535 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 6,996 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 9,346 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 5,080 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,611 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,007 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,222 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 5,530 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,400 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 7,016 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 6,028 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,580 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 5,765 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 5,514 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 5,977 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 4,740 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 4,414 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 5,838 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 4,634 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 4,466 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,939 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,772 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 5,454 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 4,900 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 6,540 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 5,069 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 6,272 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 4,671 Premium Only