Hero has been struggling all night. Down to his last $200 (roughly). Yes I know many readers will say I need to re-buy, but I choose not to play that way. Sometimes life isn't all bad being on the short stack (when I don't have much to risk I tend to be more aggressive pre-flop and tend to get paid off more easily by opponents being more apt to call your value type of hands as they are not scared of you). On many occasions I have turned a stack of less than $200 into a stack of $1,000+ within a couple hours.
Anyway, a very loud but friendly young white guy (V1) sits down to my immediate left and buys in for about $500. He immediately starts telling everyone he just wants to make some money to use at the strip clubs. I should stress that V1 seems more like the proverbial friendly college frat boy (though he was in his late 20s)..and did not seem to be on drugs or otherwise acting strangely. He was there obviously to have a good time and make some quick cash. I say nothing to him as I'm in a very bad mood and steaming from being so card dead and whiffing everything all night. First hand he plays he raises big with AK and takes it down, showing his A on the Axx flop. Our hand begins about 5 minutes later.
Hero in BB with KhJh. V1 is UTG and limps. V2 is very loose-aggressive player who raises to $20 pre-flop. One caller in late position, I call in BB, V1 calls in UTG.
Pot $80. Flop TQK rainbow (no hearts). Hero leads out for $35 (here I was hoping to get value from V2 who will call with any two cards and would have called me down had he hit any piece of the flop). V1 immediately raises to $115. Folds back to me. In the heat of the moment, my thinking was "There's no way in Hell I'm laying down this hand. Too many outs. Period." So I called...knowing full well he'd put me all in on the turn and being ok with that.
Turn garbage. I check, he puts me all-in. I call. River bricks and he shows 9J.
My thoughts now: What could I have really beaten on the flop given the action? Shouldn't I have known I was behind? Of course I had a decent hand, and there is nothing wrong with being an aggressor in such situations, or betting for value, or calling hoping to get implied odds on later streets if I improve..especially by hitting the straight if he has two pairs or a set. But all I was doing here was basically calling down my stack with one-pair. I had 32% chance to hit a straight..but shouldn't I have realized he probably already had a straight? Shouldn't I have also known that a player like V1 would not have raised with a one-pair type of hand? How would readers have played this type of hand while being big stacked?
I know this is a low-stakes hand for most readers, but any input would be appreciated. Thank you.