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+) 10,500 Premium Only
3 Minors v. Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,858 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure Advanced (1800+) 6,063 Premium Only
A Common K-Pawn Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,607 Premium Only
Active R down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,900 Premium Only
B End Down a P: Centralization Advanced (1800+) 6,265 Premium Only
B v. P: Colle Advanced (1800+) 4,938 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities II Advanced (1800+) 4,941 Premium Only
B+N Ending: Majorities Advanced (1800+) 4,754 Premium Only
Backward e7 Advanced (1800+) 5,697 Premium Only
BB v. BN up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,885 Premium Only
BB v. BN Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,952 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 8,400 Premium Only
Bishop and Knight Mate: Full Advanced (1800+) 18,074 Premium Only
Bishop Pair Endgame Advanced (1800+) 5,693 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P II Advanced (1800+) 5,010 Premium Only
Bishop Pair v. R+2P Advanced (1800+) 4,630 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo Advanced (1800+) 5,310 Premium Only
Blocked Nimzo II Advanced (1800+) 4,707 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play Advanced (1800+) 5,688 Premium Only
Classic Sicilian Play II Advanced (1800+) 3,764 Premium Only
Counterattack With Geller Advanced (1800+) 12,922 Premium Only
Dealing with an Exchange Sac Advanced (1800+) 6,551 Premium Only
Destroying an Ineffective Rook v. Queen Fortress Advanced (1800+) 7,058 Premium Only
Difficult Mate with Two Knights Advanced (1800+) 9,540 Premium Only
Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 5,107 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure Advanced (1800+) 4,665 Premium Only
exd Philidor/Ruy Structure II Advanced (1800+) 4,023 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,259 Premium Only
Extra B down 2 Pawns w/Rs II Advanced (1800+) 5,548 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,471 Premium Only
Extra Bishop down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 7,049 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 6,056 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,643 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 5,796 Premium Only
Extra N down 2 Pawns w/ Rs II Advanced (1800+) 5,553 Premium Only
Extra Pawn Island R Endgame Advanced (1800+) 6,023 Premium Only
Extra Pawns v. Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 4,788 Premium Only
Extra Piece v. Pawn: Ruy Lopez Advanced (1800+) 4,454 Premium Only
Extra Piece: Defending KG Advanced (1800+) 5,854 Premium Only
French Tarrasch Squeeze Advanced (1800+) 4,661 Premium Only
Fruits of the Minority Attack Advanced (1800+) 4,506 Premium Only
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,953 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,804 Premium Only
Heavy Pieces: Up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 5,488 Premium Only
IQP w/ Activity Advanced (1800+) 4,917 Premium Only
K+P : Opponent's Qside Maj. Advanced (1800+) 6,578 Premium Only
King's Indian Advanced (1800+) 5,099 Premium Only
King's Indian II Advanced (1800+) 6,295 Premium Only
Major Pieces: QGD Advanced (1800+) 4,680 Premium Only