The game has been invented in India according to Wikipedia. But Iranians may have developed it to its apogee. Iranians are the real masters. When reviewing recent events in the charade regarding Iran’s nuclear program, one stumbles over a note made by an unidentified diplomat apparently involved in the negotiations after the Geneva talks:
“It’s like playing chess with a monkey,” said one diplomat close to the talks. “You get them to checkmate, and then they swallow the king.”
I am afraid that, after recent comments made by U.S. President Barrack Obama on the UN Security Council Resolution 1929, one might identify him as the monkey.
Last update June 11, 2010.