This is one of the main differences between the Simple VSR Matcher and the T-Swoosh algorithms.
When using the Simple VSR matcher algorithm, the record from the queue is only compared with the value of the master record.
When using the T-Swoosh algorithm, the record from the queue is compared with the value of the master record and the value of each of the records used to build this master record.
For an example of how to survive master records using the T-Swoosh algorithm, see The T-Swoosh algorithm.
In this example, the record "John Doe, John B. Doe" is compared with the record "John B. Doe" on iteration 5. There is a match if at least one of the three strings "John Doe, John B. Doe", "John Doe" and "John B. Doe" matches the string "Johnnie B. Doe".