I liked it, I especially liked Finch not liking chess--chess is an overused TV trope--and the parallel between the chess queen and Shaw. I liked very much the "insert quip here" simulation. And Michael Emerson is god. So there's all that.
However, the kiss was gratuitous and OOC, and the resolution was old school Star Trek--machines fail because they can't account for the unpredictable human element.
The Machine's greater understanding of humanity, though, will probably help it defeat Samaritan.