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
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 6,168 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,664 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 7,030 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 6,334 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 5,016 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 5,026 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,831 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 5,869 Premium Only
BB v. BN up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,935 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 4,010 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 8,652 Premium Only
Bishop And Knight Mate Advanced (1800+) 18,907 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 5,794 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 5,081 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 4,701 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 5,382 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 4,725 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 5,768 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 3,826 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 13,016 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 6,635 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 7,113 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 5,169 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,746 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,069 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,318 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 5,605 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,589 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 7,116 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 6,171 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,709 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 5,910 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 5,637 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 6,106 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 4,848 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 4,519 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 5,949 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 4,736 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 4,565 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 4,014 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,935 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 5,591 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 5,016 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 6,650 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 5,151 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 6,366 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 4,707 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 4,359 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 4,386 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 4,239 Premium Only