By your rationale and in your eyes (BCA begs to differ), Mosconi's 526 will never be "officially" broken because the same set of circumstances do not exist today as they did in 1954. First, there are no sponsored players traveling the country promoting the sponsor's products via exhibitions. Such publicity is not needed in today's marketplace. Second, the popularity of 14.1 is a sliver of a fraction of what it was in the early to mid 20th century. What John Schmidt did and this new endeavor will do is about as close to a 14.1 exhibition we will get. I get it: Mosconi is your boy. He was the greatest ever. You don't want his record broken, etc., etc., etc. The fact of the matter is 626 is the World Record, verified by the Billiard Congress of America. The conspiracy theories are comical. Do you really believe John had the finances to contract the services of a top notch film editor to pull the wool over everyone's eyes? If I'm not mistaken, John streamed all his attempts live on Facebook free of charge for those who wanted to watch. The modern day equivalent to popping in and out of the pool hall during Mosconi's run. Records are meant to be broken and are rarely broken in the same manner or under the same set of circumstances. I really hope someone runs 627+. Not because I think 626 isn't genuine (quite the contrary) but so we can stop hearing all the negativity and nonsense surrounding one of the greatest accomplishments in our sport. Then again, if your hero falls (again) I'm sure you and others will dispute it with frivolous claims of inequality. It's sad, really.