A Match (マッチ, Matchi) is a best-of-three set of Duels.

The first Duelist to win two Duels is declared the winner of the Match. If a Duelist loses two Duels, they are considered to have lost the Match. If both Duelists have one loss in a Match and both receive a simultaneous Game Loss penalty, the Match is considered a Double Loss.[citation needed]

While they are almost always considered "best-of-three" sets, it is possible to play more than three Duels in a Match, if at least one Duel ends in a Draw before the end of the round. For example, if both Duelists have won 1 Duel and the third Duel ends in a Draw, a fourth Duel must be played to determine who gets the second win.

In official tournaments, if Duelists have not completed their Matches when the round time ends, End of Match Procedure rules are used.

There exists a series of cards known as Match winner, who all have an effect that automatically allows a player to win a Match (instead of just a Duel) if they reduce the opponent's Life Points to 0 with a direct attack, sometimes with additional conditions. All of them have Limitation Text that states that they are Illegal for use in tournaments, except for "Victory Dragon" which is Forbidden on most Forbidden/Limited lists anyway.

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