Jennifer Harman Traniello is an American professional poker player.
Jennifer was born on 29th November 1964 and was raised in Reno, Nevada. She started playing poker for real money in 1972, at the age of eight. She later graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a degree in Biology. In the mid-1980s, Jennifer turned pro and began climbing up the ladder from $50-100 limits to $100-200, then on to $400-800 and much higher. Today, she plays in the highest limit games in the world and is one of the game's most feared and respected player.
Harman won her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 2000 at the prestigious No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball Event. She won her second WSOP bracelet in 2002 at the $5K Limit Holdem event (in a field that also included poker giants like Mimi Tran, Humberto Brenes, and Allen Cunningham). She is the only woman to hold two bracelets in WSOP open events.
Harman also authored the Limit Holdem chapter for Super System II, one of the first books on poker strategies. Harman is the only woman who is a regular player in the "Big Game", the high-stakes cash game at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. She was also an active participant in "The Corporation", a group of high stakes poker players who played Andy Beal, Texas-based billionaire businessman, for limits of up to $100,000/$200,000.
As of December 2011, her total live tournament winnings exceed $2,400,000. $982,358 of her total winnings have come from cashes at the WSOP. Although Harman has had success in tournament poker, most of her wealth and prestige has come from playing in high stake cash games.