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Jennifer Harman


The most ever won in a single hand of poker was $1.7 million in a single pot by the five foot two Jennifer Harman. She was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and feel in love with poker at the most impressionable time of our lives, eight years old.

She would frequently enter home poker games in her father's seat with objective of breaking him out even while he was losing $100 - $300. She graduated from Reno University with a biology degree and paid for schooling as a cocktail waitress the first year and then by playing poker cash games for the rest of the time.

By age 21, Jennifer Harman let poker settle in her life as a full-time job. In 1993 she had a tough year and nearly went bankrupt. A friend loaned her $50,000 and she was able to quickly pay it back since she is a skillful player and constantly invests her money.

In the 1996 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Harman placed sixth in the $2,500 Hold'em Pot Limit event, and finished in the money at the 1999 WSOP $1,500 Limit Hold'em event. It wasn't until the 2000 WSOP that she won her first bracelet in a game she never played before the actual event… $5,000 No Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw.

She continued on to make four more in the money finishes including a final table appearance before achieving that second glimmering WSOP bracelet in the 2002 World Series of Poker $5,000 Limit Hold'em event. In 2003 she had three more in the money finishes in $1,500 Seven Card Stud, $ 3,000 Limit Hold'em, and $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split events. All together she has had about 19 in the money finishes at the World Series of Poker tournaments and two World Poker Tour final table appearances.

She now plays $4,000/$8,000 mixed game at the Bellagio which is the biggest cash game in the world. Players that join her at the table are pokers most feared and highly acknowledged Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, Johnny Chan, and Phil Ivey.

Jennifer has appeared NPR, the Ellen DeGeneres, The Discovery Channel ESPN, and Primetime Live, making her one of the high-flying voices of poker. She is also the author of the chapter on Limit Hold'em in Super System 2, which has been regarded as every serious poker player's bible.

In 2004, Harman took a year away from poker to have her second kidney transplant. She now has created an organization called Creating Organ Donation Awareness (CODA). Her aim is to raise funds and consciousness about the importance of organ donations as it is an issue that is close to her heart.

Daniel Negreanu has been quoted saying of Jennifer Harman: "She of the best all-around players in the world."

Her current tournament earnings as of 2006 exceed $1,600,000.

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