And then there’s spending 4 hours coming up with a proof for why the first player to get hit is much more likely to lose a game of chopsticks, and trying to apply that in a way that allows you to come up with an equation to find the ideal chess move at any time based on the board-state.

I’m not done yet, but I will say it’s mind-blowing to think that the chess grandmasters of the late 90's and early 2000's could still beat computers somewhat regularly. I quite literally cannot fathom how these people’s minds work, to have the limitations of a human mind and still be able to work so far in advance with an ever-expanding tree of possibilities.