As his name indicates, Garcia was born in Spain but his mother is Polish and he lives in Poland - making him a leading light in the new wave of talented Polish players who have been tearing up the European Poker Tour in recent years.
It all got going when Dominik Panka won the PCA last year, the followed it up with an EPT Deauville High Roller victory last year and third place at last month's EPT Malta.
Garcia’s best result came in the LAPT Bahamas Main Event at the PCA in January, when he finished fourth for $119,820. He's guaranteed to eclipse that record.
He has another EPT "spade" trophy after taking down the €2k Turbo at EPT Sanremo three years ago and his live cashes already total more than $620k to date. Playing online on PokerStars as "TryToExploit", he has already made nearly $600k with his biggest result coming in March 2014, when he won the Sunday Million for $230,707.
|Jose Carlos Garcia||1,435,000|