Jennifer Harman was born on November 29, 1964 in Reno, Nevada. Many people consider her to be the best female poker player in the world. Jennifer was a frequent observer of her fathe’s home game and one time when her father was frustrated he had her take his seat. Jennifer then went on to impress everyone with her performance, and in future home games her father would oftentimes ask her for advice.
When she turned 21, Jennifer Harman became a professional poker player. She preferred to play Limit Holdem, and she did very well, constantly moving up in stakes. She now plays in the largest cash game available, the $4000/$8000 game at the Bellagio, where she plays against the top names in poker, including Johnny Chan, Phil Ivey, and the legendary Doyle Brunson.
Jennifer Harman decided to play in the 2000 World Series of Poker Deuce to Seven Triple Draw event. She had never played the game before, so she got a quick lesson from Howard Lederer before the game, and she went on to win the tournament and her first World Series of Poker bracelet. Jennifer won her second WSOP bracelet in 2002, this time in her strongest game, Limit Holdem.
In 2004, Jennifer had to quit playing poker because she needed a kidney transplant, but when she returned to poker, she returned with a bang. She finished 4th in the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic and also finished 5th in the first Professional Poker Tour event. Her kidney transplant inspired her to found CODA. CODA stands for Creating Organ Donor Awareness.
When Doyle Brunson wrote his book, Super System II, he asked Jennifer Harman to write the chapter on Limit Holdem. Jennifer was more than happy to oblige. Jennifer now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and is married to fellow poker pro Marco Traniello.
Jennifer Harman is a Full Tilt Poker Pro, and you can find her playing online and giving advice exclusively at Full Tilt Poker. Full Tilt Poker is one of the best online poker rooms, and if you want to play there and possibly play against Jennifer, just go to fulltiltpoker.com and sign up for a new account.