I watched Negreanu the other day practicing some heads-up online. A player got in line, sat down and started min raising. Negreanu typed in the chat box, "oh I can't play any min raisers right now." He told him the reason was because he was practicing for isildur1. I'm assuming he wanted aggressive competition for practice, so I think he knows what he's up against.
Also, Danny has a great knack for live poker tells
simply by talking his opponents to death, but you'll see that guys like Ivey and Antonius barely extract information via physical tells. Straight from Negreanu's book Hold'em Wisdom
, "The truth is, an elite poker player doesn't focus much on body language. Instead, he tries to understand how you think based on the hands you play and how you play them. He isn't looking for some obscure nostril flare or eye twitch to make a decision, but you can bet he's delving into his memory bank and comparing notes from previous hands. ...So, those physical tells that television commentators like to go on about are for the most part a bunch of hogwash! Watch me on television and you'll see that I make all kinds of strange faces. Good luck trying to figure out what they mean."
Except if it's Tilly. lol, her chest rises up and down: