Originally posted by Dumbom
Thank you! Sounds promising!
There is a New York system in the Reti. Black sets up a triangle of pawns on c6, d5 and e6 but plays Bf5 before e6. It is very solid and seems to cause the Reti players I know undue pain. I share their misery as I have been known to end up in a Reti from 1. g3 and have to say that the New York system is usually a signal that the game is going to hard work. My own fault for playing such rubbish in the first place of course.
I suspect the New York system could be used against most things that white can play. Against 1. e4, start with a Caro Kann, against d4 or c4 play for a Slav etc. Just stick the bishop on f5 before playing e6 and there you have it.