In this follow-up to Diary of a Mad Poker Player, Sparks sees one thing above all: his game needs help. He approaches one of the legends of poker, Tom McEvoy, who signs on as his personal coach and sets out again into the booming world of poker armed with a lot more firepower. He sails down to Mexico, on board the Party Poker Million Cruise. He gets up close and personal with famous poker faces, top stars and big money players, old pros and young guns. He discusses the future of poker with the man behind the World Poker Tour. He hears about the bad old days from The King of the Cheats. And he gets into the action at the World Series of Poker, against the biggest names in the game. There is insight and instruction from McEvoy, as Richard’s game improves rapidly with spectacular results. And there is plenty of real-life, real-time poker action. 308 pages, paperbound, 2006.