It was Israel's own biggest selling daily that broke the story.
Israeli officials bent the rules in order to ensure the breaking of a Guinness chess record, Yedioth Ahronoth revealed Friday in a special investigative report.
Last month, local chess grandmaster Alik Gershon was said to have broken a record previously held by Iran in a marathon 19-hour match against more than 500 players.
Yet as it turns out, many of the players who took part in the mega-event did not meet the standards dictated by Guinness World Records.
Ahmadinejad and the mullahs must now be laughing.