Jennifer Harman is an American poker player. Over the course of her career, she won two World Series of Poker bracelets.
Mother to two children, Harman was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2015.
Harman was born in Reno, Nevada on November 29th, 1964. She suffered from kidney problems, and would go on to receive two kidney transplants. Her mother died from kidney failure.
She began playing poker by sneaking into casinos at the age of just 16.
She founded the non-profit organization Creating Organ Donation Awareness (CODA),.
Jennifer Harman at the World Series of Poker
Harman won her first WSOP bracelet in 2000, winning a No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw event in what was her very first time playing that particular discipline. The story is that she received a five-minute tutoring session from Howard Lederer before playing.
"I won the bracelet when I didn’t know the game beforehand," she told Somuchpoker in 2017. "Howard basically gave me a sheet to study, with what hands to play in what positions. "
Two years later, she won her second WSOP bracelet in a $5,000 No-Limit Texas Hold'em event. At the time, she was the first woman to win two "open" WSOP bracelets (not including the Ladies Event). She has since been joined by Vanessa Selbst, Loni Harwood and Kristen Bicknell.
Harman continues to play at the World Series of Poker, cashing three times in 2019 and once during the inaugural WSOP Online on WSOP.com.
Jennifer Harman WSOP Bracelets
|2000||Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball||$146,250|
|2002||Event #24: $5,000 Limit Hold'em||$212,440|