Jennifer Harman is a consistent winner in some of the largest poker games in the world, which is one of the many reasons why she is considered by many to be the best female poker player in the world. She also has a large involvement in the operation of the Full Tilt Poker online poker site.
Born in Reno, Nevada, Jennifer Harman would regularly watch her father’s home poker game. One time, her father had her take his seat when he was losing badly. Jennifer Harman put on an impressive performance, causing her father to ask for her help whenever he was playing poker.
Jennifer Harman started her life as a professional poker player when she turned 21, concentrating her efforts in Limit Texas Holdem. She did well and moved up quickly until she could not move up any further, playing in the largest high stakes poker cash game available $4,000/$8,000 mixed game, frequently playing against the likes of Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan. Jennifer Harman has proven her poker skills repeatedly, and has earned every honor she has received.
In 2000, after a quick poker strategy session from fellow pro Howard Lederer, she won her first World Series of Poker bracelet playing 2-7 Triple Draw in her first time ever playing the game. Jennifer’s expertise in Limit Holdem finally paid off in 2002, when she won a WSOP bracelet in her favorite game.
Jennifer Harman had to take a break from poker in 2004 due to health issues, but returned to poker with success, having finished 4th in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, a 5th place finish in the first ever Professional Poker Tour event, and a 2nd place finish in the World Series of Poker Circuit Championship event.
Jennifer Harman is the founder of “CODA,” which stands for Creating Organ Donation Awareness. She is a strong advocate of organ donation due to the kidney transplant she had in 2004.
Jennifer Harman wrote the section on Limit Holdem in Doyle Brunson’s book, Super System 2. Jennifer is married to fellow poker player Marco Traniello and is a member of the Full Tilt Poker team of professional poker players. You can find her playing online exclusively there, giving advice to Full Tilt Poker players.