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Shoving pre is the best play. It's difficult for one opponent to have a higher pair. A lot of the time he'll fold which is a great outcome. When he calls, you'll usually be flipping against two overcards. So shoving is a high EV strong play and you just got hit by an unlucky river!
It was possible to avoid the loss of the stack, and it could even be possible to win this distribution. Before the flop, you call a, then after the flop you raise and on the turn, if the opponent continues to play, you make an all-in. Surely he will fold because the chances of getting his card on the river are very small.