If, like me, you were more than unimpressed when Google replaced the 'Pinned Tab' feature with 'Phantom Tabs' and you no longer have your tabs 'pinned' at startup then I have a solution ;-)

You would have had a list of URLs to be opened at startup and a command line to 'pin' a number of them ...

In your startup options (Basics Tab) you have the option to 'Open the pages that were open last' this is what we now need to use ...

In future any tabs that were open when you closed Chrome will now be opened on startup ...

But you only want your 'Pinned/Phantom Tabs' to be opened don't you ?

Basically all you need to do is remember to close all the tabs that you don't want to open the next time you start Chrome ...

Easy, peasy, a keyboard shortcut (if you want), a right click and close Chrome (unless of course you use Mouse Gestures/Strokes, which makes it even easier !!))...

1. Goto any of your ‘pinned/phantom’ tabs, I suggest your first tab (Ctrl + 1)
2. Right click, Close other tabs or tabs to the right (This will only close unpinned tabs)
3. Close Chrome

When you restart Chrome your 'pinned/phantom' tabs will be restored ...

If any of your 'pinned/phantom' tabs were semi closed (ie Favicon and no longer in memory) they will be fully opened (ie back in memory)

Enjoy ;-)