Jennifer Harman's Vital Stats:
Jennifer Harman was born in Reno, Nevada and is married to Marco Traniello. She can regularly be found at the highest stakes cash game at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and was part of the team of poker players chronicled in The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicice King, that played banker Andy Beal for stakes of up to $100,000-$200,000. She also wrote the Limit Hold 'em chapter for SuperSystem 2.
Jennifer Harman on Being a Woman Poker Player:
“It probably helps me to be a woman. In general, most men don't think women can play. So, what often happens is that they try to run over me. They bluff their money off to me. I guess they see me as a meek little girl and think that I'm easily bluffed. I'm not.”
Jennifer Harman at the Poker Table:
Jennifer Harman may not be big physically (she’s 5’2” tall and weighs maybe 100 pounds) but she’s still a powerful presence at the table. Her years of experience at high-stakes cash games, playing every type of poker, have made her one the best all-around poker players.
Jennifer Harman's Favorite Poker Players:
In an interview with Daniel Negreanu, Harman said that Chip Reese, Ted Forrest and John Hennigan were all poker players that impressed her.
Jennifer Harman's Notable Poker Tournament Wins:
2002 World Series of Poker $5,000 Buy-in Limit Hold'em Event
2000 World Series of Poker $5,000 Buy-in Deuce-to-seven No-limit Draw Event
Jennifer Harman’s Poker Origins:
Harman’s father taught her how to play poker when she was 8 – shortly after, he would call her in to play his hands for him when he was losing at his home game. She’d always win his money back. She became a pro when she was 21.
Jennifer Harman Trivia:
- When Jen Harman won the 2000 WSOP deuce-to-seven event, it was the first time she had ever played the game.
- Aside from poker, Harman likes nothing better than playing with her dogs.
- She once won $1.7 million in a single pot, at the time, the most ever won in a single hand of poker.