LOL, I actually met this guy in Gent last year when he stayed and drank beer with us and told stories about the womens teams he coached. Funny guy really into free booze! But as far as chess goes it was clear that his repertoire isn't dangerous, just practical.
Anyway one thing I am working on is:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3
(It's clear that 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 =+ is better for black)
4... now what Nf6 is boring Nc6 is cool and Bd6 might be good middle ground to avoid the Nc6 Bb5 variation, BUT there is something strange going on. Vituigov clearly states black might be OK but white's position is easier after 4...Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd6 6.c4 dxc4 7.d5 a6 8.Ba4 b5 9.dxc6 bxa4 10.0-0 Ne7 11.Qxa4 0-0 12.Nbd2 Rb8! Rybka's Chess openings 2009 book clearly gives this as =/=+ CAP 0.00 score 50%. I'm sure Vituigov is concerned about the a+c pawns getting weak while Rybka likes the bishops. I'm not sure here, what I am sure about though, is that the 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.c4 Chigorin QGD exchange variation is way more promising for white though not necessarily better per se. And byt he way even here 5...dxc4 isn't forced 5...Nf6 is really interesting too!
We all tell ourselves we should play more, then life happens.