Believe it or not, Chrome didn't bog-down or crash. Not even an aw-snap and I had > 60 tabs open.
It's a fair question to wonder why would any sane person need so many open tabs. I was taking a break and catching up on all the show notes links posted with the incredible Back to Work podcast series. Subscribe to it. You'll high five me later if you're not distracted waiting for the next one wondering if it's Tuesday afternoon yet.
Back to Work has 34 episodes so far and most episodes have around 10 links or more in the show notes. To me, in that context, the proper question is: why didn't I have more tabs open?