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
Minor Piece Endgame: Kingside Majority Advanced (1800+) 5,082 Premium Only
Minor Piece Endgame: Queenside Majority Advanced (1800+) 4,849 Premium Only
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Attacking The King Advanced (1800+) 5,444 Premium Only
Nimzo-Indian Defense: The Weak C-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,791 Premium Only
Opposite-Color Bishops: Two Extra Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,947 Premium Only
Opposite-Color Bishops: Down Pawns On Two Wings Advanced (1800+) 4,428 Premium Only
Passed Queenside Pawn vs Strong Center Advanced (1800+) 4,922 Premium Only
Pawn Chains: The King's Indian Defense Advanced (1800+) 6,403 Premium Only
Pawn Endgame: Opposing Majorities Advanced (1800+) 6,803 Premium Only
Petrosian vs Dvoretsky Advanced (1800+) 13,318 Premium Only
Piece vs Two Pawns: Opposite-Sides Castling Advanced (1800+) 6,670 Premium Only
Piece vs Two Pawns: Same-Side Castling Advanced (1800+) 4,741 Premium Only
Pressuring A Backward e7-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,929 Premium Only
Pressuring A Weak IQP Advanced (1800+) 4,924 Premium Only
QGD: Breaking Free Advanced (1800+) 4,821 Premium Only
QGD: Pressing A Space Advantage Advanced (1800+) 4,911 Premium Only
Queen Endgame: An Extra Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,937 Premium Only
Queen Endgame: Down A Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,811 Premium Only
Queen vs Queen, Pawn: Sound Defense Advanced (1800+) 5,319 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook Advanced (1800+) 12,780 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook, Bishop With Pawns Advanced (1800+) 5,389 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook, Knight: Keres vs Fischer Advanced (1800+) 4,983 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook, Knight, Pawn Advanced (1800+) 5,430 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook, Pawn: Break The Fortress Advanced (1800+) 7,172 Premium Only
Queen vs Rook: Third-Rank Defense Advanced (1800+) 9,005 Premium Only
Queen, Bishop vs Queen, Knight Advanced (1800+) 5,331 Premium Only
Queen, Bishop-Pawn vs Queen Advanced (1800+) 6,105 Premium Only
Queen, Center-Pawn vs Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,849 Premium Only
Queen, Extra Pawn vs Two Rooks Advanced (1800+) 5,793 Premium Only
Queen, Knight vs Queen, Bishop Advanced (1800+) 5,453 Premium Only
Queen, Knight-Pawn vs Queen Advanced (1800+) 8,106 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: An Extra Pawn Advanced (1800+) 7,972 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: An Active Rook Advanced (1800+) 7,086 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Defending Rook Beside Passed Pawn Advanced (1800+) 4,732 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Four vs Three Advanced (1800+) 6,526 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Pawn Islands Advanced (1800+) 6,182 Premium Only
Rook Endgame: Rook Beside Passed Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,804 Premium Only
Rook vs Bishop, Passed Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,551 Premium Only
Rook vs Bishop: A Typical Win Advanced (1800+) 11,215 Premium Only
Rook vs Bishop: Catalan Advanced (1800+) 4,943 Premium Only
Rook vs Knight, Extra Pawn Advanced (1800+) 6,219 Premium Only
Rook vs Knight, Central Pawn Advanced (1800+) 3,943 Premium Only
Rook vs Knight: A Typical Win Advanced (1800+) 11,329 Premium Only
Rook vs Knight: Two Pawns Each Advanced (1800+) 6,082 Premium Only
Rook vs Rook, Bishop Advanced (1800+) 3,680 Premium Only
Rook vs Rook, Knight: A Difficult Draw Advanced (1800+) 4,891 Premium Only
Rook vs Rook, Knight: Few Pawns Remaining Advanced (1800+) 4,424 Premium Only
Rook, Bishop vs Rook, Knight Advanced (1800+) 7,100 Premium Only
Rook, Bishop vs Rook, Knight: Exchange French Advanced (1800+) 4,404 Premium Only
Rook, Bishop vs Rook: The Philidor Position Advanced (1800+) 8,652 Premium Only