Can you lay down bottom set with a "safe" board?
Set on set is always the ultimate cooler hand... I got hit pretty hard with one this weekend, got stacked off for $550.
I was pretty mad at myself afterwards. I've never layed a set down before on a flop where no strait or flush were possible yet. But I was so confident in my read that the guy had QQ (board was Qd8s5s - I had 55). There were two suited cards down there so it was a draw-rich board and it was 4 way action, so people were pushing their hands. I was invested for only about $70 in the pot at the time... and the way the action unfolded, I just KNEW that I was up against top set. I made the call for the rest of my stack anyway and threw it all in dead to one out.
I've seen Phil Helmuth go broke set on set on poker after dark before, but that still doesn't make me feel better.