I love when folks say stuff like “there are only a finite number of states a chessboard can occupy, therefore a computer can play chess.”
To the folks who say such things — I wish you to play chess with my 6 year old.
Be not confined by rules! The only things governing chess in this house here are the laws of physics!
…and even then, not all need apply.
For instance, during a recent game the opposing kings left the board in order to go out on an adventure. They returned later with a large, plastic dragon. The dragon won the game.