Originally posted by XanthosNZ
0/x games take at most 2x days to finish (barring people failing to time out their opponent out).
So assuming there aren't enough ties to require an extra round it would finish in 4 years with a time control of 0/180 or similar (I think assuming that 0/200 would definitely finish is a mistake).
Personally I don't think that such a tournament would have many takers and the number of no-shows in the later round will be significant.
while i agree with you, i am trying to imagine a formulation that will bring most of the best players together in a big bang, the large slow open tournies seem to have the best pulling power when it comes to high rated players.
perhaps a suitably formulated high rated band may work well also ... russ seems to have made millions of different ones at present, and none seem to fill up too well.