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
Major Pieces: QGD II Advanced (1800+) 4,270 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 4,307 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 4,171 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 4,033 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 3,595 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 5,343 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,678 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 5,762 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 9,770 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,727 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,295 Premium Only
Opp Bishops Up a P w/ Rs Advanced (1800+) 8,268 Premium Only
Pawn Up Caro-Kann Advanced (1800+) 4,304 Premium Only
Pawn Up Modern Def Advanced (1800+) 4,067 Premium Only
Pawn up Open Game Advanced (1800+) 4,872 Premium Only
Petrosian – Dvoretsky, 1975 Advanced (1800+) 12,893 Premium Only
Piece v. 2P, Sicilian Advanced (1800+) 6,485 Premium Only
Piece v. 2P, Sicilian II Advanced (1800+) 4,630 Premium Only
Pollock - Allies, Buffalo 1893 Advanced (1800+) 10,626 Premium Only
Promoting With Bishop Vs Knight Advanced (1800+) 10,555 Premium Only
Q Ending Down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,187 Premium Only
Q Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,745 Premium Only
Q Ending up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,698 Premium Only
Q v. R 3rd Rank Defense Advanced (1800+) 8,522 Premium Only
Q v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 5,218 Premium Only
Q v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 4,062 Premium Only
Q v. R+N+P Advanced (1800+) 5,233 Premium Only
Q v. R+N+P II Advanced (1800+) 5,409 Premium Only
Q+ f-pawn v. Q Advanced (1800+) 5,907 Premium Only
Q+B v. Q+N up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 7,032 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 5,253 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 5,185 Premium Only
QGD Space Advantage Advanced (1800+) 4,818 Premium Only
QGD Space Advantage II Advanced (1800+) 4,706 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 11,905 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,572 Premium Only
R Ending 4 v. 3 Advanced (1800+) 4,563 Premium Only
R Endings 4 v 3 Advanced (1800+) 6,202 Premium Only
R v. B+Passer Advanced (1800+) 6,348 Premium Only
R v. B+Passer II Advanced (1800+) 5,160 Premium Only
R v. N and central P Advanced (1800+) 3,837 Premium Only
R v. N down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,015 Premium Only
R v. N down a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 5,379 Premium Only
R v. N Few Pawns Left II Advanced (1800+) 4,573 Premium Only
R v. N: Few Pawns Left Advanced (1800+) 5,885 Premium Only
R v. Q: To the Bitter End Advanced (1800+) 5,485 Premium Only
R v. Strong B+P Advanced (1800+) 4,731 Premium Only
R+B v. R: Force to the Side Advanced (1800+) 4,066 Premium Only
R+B v. R: Force to the Side II Advanced (1800+) 3,566 Premium Only
R+B v. R: K on the Side Advanced (1800+) 7,451 Premium Only