Originally Posted by KALUGAJ
When it comes to flop a set ,with A or K, then it's great. You can build a large bankroll and win a lot of money
Yes, this is one of the better scenarios. Not too likely that AA or KK stayed in the hand pre-flop without upping the ante considerably. So, your set is probably golden.
The situation I don't like as much is when there are a couple of others in the pot and although I hit a set, the flop has two higher non-face cards, and one of your opponents is a little too aggressive. That's when you need to have a good read on your opponents. Too much aggression sometimes means that there's a better set out there. Remember, just about everybody set mines for 1-3 BBs.
There are times when I won't play a small pair at all, usually when I'm out of position and I can expect a lot of aggression after me. That said, there's no better feeling than hitting a small set on the flop against an opponent who decided to slow-play AA pre-flop and the flop comes up all low. Then, he decides to bet big big.