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+) 4,282 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon Advanced (1800+) 4,349 Premium Only
Maroczy Bind Dragon II Advanced (1800+) 4,195 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 Advanced (1800+) 4,073 Premium Only
Meran w/ a4 and c5 II Advanced (1800+) 3,639 Premium Only
N End down a P: Counterplay Advanced (1800+) 5,359 Premium Only
N Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,708 Premium Only
N v. 2P, Exposed King Advanced (1800+) 5,831 Premium Only
Noah's Ark Trap Advanced (1800+) 9,838 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,791 Premium Only
Opp Bishops up 2 Pawns II Advanced (1800+) 4,327 Premium Only
Opp Bishops Up a P w/ Rs Advanced (1800+) 8,307 Premium Only
Pawn Up Caro-Kann Advanced (1800+) 4,350 Premium Only
Pawn Up Modern Def Advanced (1800+) 4,099 Premium Only
Pawn up Open Game Advanced (1800+) 4,900 Premium Only
Petrosian – Dvoretsky, 1975 Advanced (1800+) 12,978 Premium Only
Piece v. 2P, Sicilian Advanced (1800+) 6,504 Premium Only
Piece v. 2P, Sicilian II Advanced (1800+) 4,657 Premium Only
Pollock - Allies, Buffalo 1893 Advanced (1800+) 10,655 Premium Only
Promoting With Bishop Vs Knight Advanced (1800+) 10,635 Premium Only
Q Ending Down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,200 Premium Only
Q Ending up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,790 Premium Only
Q Ending up a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 3,708 Premium Only
Q v. R 3rd Rank Defense Advanced (1800+) 8,687 Premium Only
Q v. R+B Advanced (1800+) 5,269 Premium Only
Q v. R+B II Advanced (1800+) 4,090 Premium Only
Q v. R+N+P Advanced (1800+) 5,271 Premium Only
Q v. R+N+P II Advanced (1800+) 5,428 Premium Only
Q+ f-pawn v. Q Advanced (1800+) 5,965 Premium Only
Q+B v. Q+N up a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 7,069 Premium Only
Q+N v Q+B Leningrad Advanced (1800+) 5,333 Premium Only
Q+N v. Q+B Leningrad II Advanced (1800+) 5,223 Premium Only
QGD Space Advantage Advanced (1800+) 4,840 Premium Only
QGD Space Advantage II Advanced (1800+) 4,724 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook Advanced (1800+) 12,215 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,595 Premium Only
R Ending 4 v. 3 Advanced (1800+) 4,585 Premium Only
R Endings 4 v 3 Advanced (1800+) 6,289 Premium Only
R v. B+Passer Advanced (1800+) 6,396 Premium Only
R v. B+Passer II Advanced (1800+) 5,211 Premium Only
R v. N and central P Advanced (1800+) 3,862 Premium Only
R v. N down a Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,055 Premium Only
R v. N down a Pawn II Advanced (1800+) 5,424 Premium Only
R v. N Few Pawns Left II Advanced (1800+) 4,615 Premium Only
R v. N: Few Pawns Left Advanced (1800+) 5,914 Premium Only
R v. Q: To the Bitter End Advanced (1800+) 5,544 Premium Only
R v. Strong B+P Advanced (1800+) 4,744 Premium Only
R+B v. R: Force to the Side Advanced (1800+) 4,104 Premium Only
R+B v. R: Force to the Side II Advanced (1800+) 3,582 Premium Only
R+B v. R: K on the Side Advanced (1800+) 7,490 Premium Only