Titre original : As The Years Pass
As Tsutomu falls behind Kana due to his faults, he comes up with a gamble strategy to take advantage of the odds against him. However, Kana eventually manages to win thanks to her knowledge of the cards her friends use. Meanwhile, as Taichi and Yusei are left with one card each, it is Yusei who wins, leading Taichi to become downhearted. As the day ends with Kana, Tsutomu and Yusei advancing in rank, Chihaya expresses her desire to play a team match again. As Arata receives the results of the tournament, he decides to enter the Western Masters tournament.