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Blazers rookie Elliot Williams likes to play chess

Updated: October 8, 2010, 12:08 PM ET
By Wendell Maxey

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Bobby Fischer has nothing on Elliot Williams.

A rookie guard with the Portland Trail Blazers, Williams is known for his quick first step and leaping ability, but he also isn't afraid to leap with a knight or even call "checkmate" and capture a king.

"I'm the kind of guy that likes to get into a lot of stuff, and chess is one of those things that stuck with me," said the 6-foot-5 Williams, the No. 22 overall pick by Portland out of the University ...

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