Yes, I think they may be a little coy with the term learned. That could merely be a cover for calculating efficient pathing. Also, the AI would never have to “rest”, even for a millisecond, and I believe he does not have to use a mouse which gives him a distinct advantage physically.
I am sure it is possible to beat it. But it has no room for even slight mistakes
Makes me think the human realized that rest and efficiency were deciding factors. That’s where I draw the batting analogy - it is really nothing new and very plausible.
EDIT: and wanted to mention one of the reasons Deep Blue beat Kasparov was because in a game the day before, everyone knew it would be a draw, but the bot insisted on playing it out, and that pissed off Kasparov and mentally drained him for the next round.