Same rules as International draughts, played on an 8x8 board.
The rules for moving the pieces and capturing are the same as International draughts, except that Brazilian draughts is played on an 8X8 board. For variants on an 8x8 board two coordinate systems can be used: Fieldnumbers (1-32, similar to 10X10 International draughts) and Algebraic (a-h, 1-8).
You can choose which coordinate system to use in your preferences.
Winning and drawing
The rules for winning and drawing are the same for Brazilian and Russian draughts:
- A player wins the game when the opponent no longer has any valid moves. This can be either because all of the player's pieces have been captured, or because they are all blocked and thus have no more squares available.
- If the same position appears on the board for the third time, with the same side to move, the game is considered drawn by threefold repetition.
- If a player has three kings (or more) against one single enemy king (no men left on the board), the game is drawn after 15 moves. In other words: if the player with three kings or more does not win within 16 moves, the game is considered a draw.
- If both players play 15 kingmoves (any king) without captures or moving men, the game is drawn.
- If both players have at least one king, and the balance of the pieces remains the same, the game is drawn after:
- both players play 30 moves in a 4- or 5-piece ending
- both players play 60 moves in a 6- or 7-piece ending
- If a player has three kings, two kings and a man or one king and two men, against one enemy king that is located on the long diagonal (a1-h8), the game is drawn after both players made 5 moves.
- If a player has two kings, one king and a man or one king, against one enemy king, the game is drawn after both players made 5 moves.