Gorst comes from the loss side to claim US Open 8-Ball title


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“Gorst wins an event” is one of those “dog bites man” headlines that we news folk try to avoid as we search for a more attention-grabbing, pool equivalent of “man bites dog.” On his quest to claim the 2023 US Open 8-Ball title this past weekend (Mar. 8-11), three days after he’d gone undefeated to claim the 10-Ball US Open title, Fedor Gorst lost a match. He came back after winning three on the loss side to defeat Austria’s Mario He in the finals to claim the $10,000-added 2023 US Open 8-Ball title that had drawn 42 entrants to Griff’s in Las Vegas, NV. As he makes the money he’s making at the tables, Gorst is proving to be the embodiment of a suggestion by author Maya Angelou, who wrote, “Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”

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