1987. A gambling contest gets nasty, and the loser has his hand chopped off.
1992. The other side loses. A spiral of revenge begins.
1997. The main competitors this year come from Japan, and the Hong Kong side fears losing. There is a gambling champion who has two women vying for his attention, one of whom is Japanese. The champion's assistant has another Japanese lady after him. There are dirty tricks and changing allegiances all over the places, as well as sex scenes aplenty.