Jennifer C. Harman is an American professional poker player with a reputation as a cash game player. Jennifer Harman was born November 29, 1964 in Reno, Nevada. Lately, she has also forged a name for herself in the tournament world.
She won her first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2000 at the No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball Event (at a final table that also included Lyle Berman and Steve Zolotow). She had never played that game prior to the event, but received a five minute tutoring session from Howard Lederer before playing. Jennifer Harman won her second WSOP bracelet in 2002 at the $5K Limit Hold 'em event (the field also included Mimi Tran, Humberto Brenes and Allen Cunningham). Jennifer Harman is the only woman to hold two bracelets in WSOP open events.
Jennifer Harman is a member of "Team Full Tilt" at Full Tilt Poker.
Jennifer Harman was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, and started playing poker at eight years of age. Jennifer Harman later graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Jennifer Harmans initial decision to play poker professionally estranged her from her father. After years of little to no contact, they have reconciled their differences.
In 2004, Jennifer Harman took a year away from poker to have her second kidney transplant. Problems with her kidneys – shared by her sister and mother, who died from the same illness when Harman was 17 - had plagued her since her childhood. After receiving a second kidney through organ donation, Jennifer Harman founded Creating Organ Donation Awareness (CODA), a non-profit organization to raise money and awareness for the cause.
Since hJennifer Harman's return to the poker tournament circuit, she has finished 4th at the World Poker Tour Five-Diamond World Poker Classic, 5th in the inaugural Professional Poker Tour event, and 2nd in the WSOP Circuit Championship Event at the Rio.
Jennifer Harman authored the limit hold'em chapter for Super System II.
Jennifer Harman is the only woman who is a regular player in the "Big Game", the high-stakes cash game at the Bellagio. She was also an active participant in "The Corporation", a group of high stakes poker players who played Andy Beal for limits of up to $100,000-$200,000.
Jennifer Harman is married to stylist Marco Traniello, who since became a professional poker player as well. They have twin boys. She is also very close friends with fellow player Daniel Negreanu.
Jennifer Harman has appeared on the GSN series High Stakes Poker and on the NBC series Poker After Dark, where she won Week 8's tournament. In 2007 Harman finished as runner up in the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe. Jennifer Harman lost in the HORSE event to Thomas Bihl.