Last weekend, after plugging in my Garmin heart monitor to download my bike run, my PC just rebooted (that happened more than once with this monitor). After coming back up, I was expecting that Chrome would recover my session, but not Internet Explorer (from what I recall, IE hasn't been very good at this). And guess what? Chrome did not recover one single of my tabs, while IE recovered the entire session correctly. That was clearly unexpected and a glad surprise.
In the end, I had to go over Chrome's history to recover some tabs that I hadn't read it, what I could avoid with IE.