Well, I'm not a heavyweight on this forum by any means, but here are my 2cents on eli. He's certainly not known for his laydowns, sort of a unrefined version of antonius if u know what I mean.
But when he runs good, he has the tendency to instil fear in the players at his table, even fellow pros, as he completely takes over as table captain. His tilt factor is way too high as well, which explains his lack of tournament success ever since e poker boom. But as an old guard along with being doyle's and barry's good friend, he certainly doesn't lack respect in the pro circuit.