"It's always a great tournament for a great cause." Jennifer Harman said in her Fourth Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament at The Venetian's Poker Room. Well, its always been an all-star turnout for a poker tournament like this. Yes, players really do love poker for fun and money, but specially it earns more worth with this kind of charitable tournaments.
Jennifer Harman was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and started playing poker in 1972 at the age of eight. For her poker experience, she won her firstWorld Series of Poker bracelet in 2000 at the prestigious No Limit Deuce to Seven Lowball Event. While in 2002, she won again her second WSOP bracelet at the $5k Limit Hold 'em event. Harman's do stand out with her skills, in fact, she is the only woman to hold two bracelets in WSOP open events.
After a year away from poker because of her second kidney transplant in 2004, he again return to the poker tournament circuit. In her return, Jennifer has finished 4th at the World Poker Tour Five-Diamond World Poker Classic, 5th in the inaugural Professional Poker Tour event, and 2nd in theWSOP Circuit Championship Even at the Rio.
Harman indeed a professional player joining and winning different tournament but what remarkable by her is her charity poker. She is a frequent charity poker tournament host, organized charity poker tournaments and an active fundraiser.
At the time of her kidney transplant, she founded the Creating Organ Donation Awareness (CODA), a non-profit organization to raise money for the cause. March 2009, Jennifer organized a number of poker celebrities including ESPN analyst Lon McEachern and Howard Lederer in a two-day event that raised $111,000 for the National Kidney Foundation with the help of Curtis and Co Watches and Dream Team Poker.
In the 4th annual Poker Charity, Chau Giang won the tournament. Michelle Lawson grab the second place earning a Curtis watch and the $10,000 seat in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event starting in June at The Rio; while Penn Jillette's wife Emily finished third.However, the Top 10 finishers were awarded $30,000 in prizes.