The first hand I'm not sure but what kind of odds
was he getting? It was pretty bad though that instead of considering that he was trying to decide as if it was just something you either felt or not. Although his "logic" was kinda right. Although the logic shouldn't be you have to gamble, I think with most tourney payout structures if you have a slightly -ev chip decision you should still take the flip because it's most likely +ev in money.