Name – Jennifer Harman
Birthday – November 29, 1964
Location – Reno, NV
Online Screen Names – Jennifer Harman (Full Tilt)
Endorses – Full Tilt Poker
Website – Jenniferharman.com
Jennifer Harman grew up in Reno, Nevada and as such actually learned the game of poker when she was eight. She soon found that she had a passion for it and played it throughout her teens, including during the time that she spent at the University of Reno. However, her love of the game and her decision to turn professional actually caused family disharmony. He father disowned her for some time, but she fought the odds and carried on regardless, which was something that would come to typify her!
Harman specialises in cash games and only played in casino games early in her career. However, after the turn of the millennium, she began to make a name for herself as a tournament player as well.
It was in 2000 that Jennifer Harman won her first World Series of Poker bracelet and that really put her on the map, considering that she is now the only woman to win two bracelets in open tournaments. The first was in the $5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball event and had never even played that game beforehand. Howard Lederer tutored her for five minutes before the game started! However, her second came in the comfortable $5,000 Limit Hold ‘Em event.
Harman took an enforced break from poker in 2004 in order to have her second kidney transplant. It was via organ donation because the condition that forced the operation was hereditary, and her mother and sister both suffered with it. However, when she returned after the year, Harman was just as good as ever and came 2nd in the WSOP circuit event at the Rio, as well as coming 4th and 5th in the World Poker Tour.
When she is not around the tournament table, Harman is usually to be found with “The Corporation” – a group of high stakes poker players that faced Andy Beal for limits of $100,000 to $200,000. She is also a regular in the Big Game at the Bellagio, and is the only female player that can boast that. She is arguably the most successful female poker player in the game today, and that is no mean feat!