Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

"A Whole New World"

[user101598] • Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Maria Ho sings "A Whole New World."

Well, that's a first.

Moments ago, over on Table 365, we heard Ali Eslami singing. When we arrived, we discovered that his eyes were fixed on Maria Ho, who just recently joined the table.

"I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?"

"Make it stop!" Todd Brunson shouted from an adjacent table.

"It's your turn," Eslami told Ho.

There was brief pause, then Ho continued the song. The two went back and forth, and we were very surprised to see that they both knew the lyrics to the Aladdin classic "A Whole New World" - until we saw that they both Googled lyrics on their respective iPads.

"Is this some kind of sick side bet?" someone at the table asked.

The pair completed the song, and received a brief round of applause from the surrounding tables. Ho was smiling from ear to ear.

"You're such a shy little bird," Eslami joked.

Ho could only giggle.

This was definitely a first for us, and if we have to put our Simon Cowell hat on, we'll say that Ho clearly outperformed Eslami.

Tags: Ali EslamiMaria Ho