Originally posted by pwnguin
I usually play the Benko against d4, and as fun and awesome as that is, sometimes I need something a little more aggressive. I was thinking, obviously that a gambit is in order. Two that have been suggested to me are the Albin Countergambit and the Budapest.
I like the Albin because it seems a bit more crazy, but which one produces results?
The problem is the ACG isn't too strong despite Morozovich trying to rekindle it.....and Black has to work hard if White plays correctly.....certainy not really suitable for CC.
Budapest is a very respectable opening but not really that much fun.....if Black plays correctly then he will probably end up an equal position but it's not really that much fun (trust me I just played in a thematic BG opening at my club).
However it all depends on your definitin of fun is............some players love playing against 1.d4 as they are strategic players.
Aggressive openings v 1.d4 is difficult I agree Benko is a good choice......Modern Benoni gives White some really good options and Black can get in a bit of a bind (e.g modern main line and flick-knife).
Unfortunately by the nature of 1.d4 they aren't really as many good aggressive opening as against 1.e4. I would advise to stick with the Benko learn it REALLY well.