POKER PROFESSIONAL JENNIFER HARMAN
JENNIFER HARMAN POKER PRO
Jennifer Harman Poker Professional
Jennifer Harman (born November 29, 1964 in Reno, Nevada) is an American professional poker player with a reputation as a cash game player. 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). Amazingly she never played the game before the event. She received a quick five minute tutoring session from Howard Lederer before the event on how the game is played and the strategy. She 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). She is the only woman to hold two bracelets in WSOP open events.Jennifer Harman was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, and started playing poker at eight years of age. She later graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Her 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, Harman took a year away from poker to have her second kidney transplant. Since her 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.
She authored the limit hold'em chapter for SuperSystem II (ISBN 1-58042-136-9), a book considered by many to be one of the more important books for any serious poker player.
When Jennifer Harman is not playing on the tournament circuit, she can be found at the highest limit cash games at the Bellagio Casino. She was also an active participant as part of “The Corporation”, a group of high stakes poker players who played Andy Beal for limits of up to $100,000-$200,000. Harman is married to stylist Marco Traniello, who also plays poker, and is very close friends with fellow pro Daniel Negreanu. Harman previously dated Todd Brunson and Howard Lederer, both world class players in their own right.