In this episode Yugi takes a very big risk to give his millennium puzzle to Joey to set him free from Mariks powers.
Was he going to be crazy? Joey was up to destroy the puzzle. If he had done, the Pharaoh was be lost!
Yugi was up to sacrifice one friend to safe another!
Then i ask whether the Pharaoh means so much to him like yugi says... on that moment i doubt it !!!