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Pierre Albarran (18 May 1893 – 24 February 1960) was a French auction and contract bridge player and theorist, and tennis player. It has been reported that he was born in the West Indies, and also in Chaville, Hauts-de-Seine, France; he died in Paris.
At the bridge table Albarran won the European Teams Championship in 1935 and in the same year represented France in the first World Championship for national teams in New York City; he subsequently represented France over 30 times in international bridge competitions while winning 19 national titles. His contributions to bidding systems include the canapé approach and Roman two suiters (a later name for the convention).
... probably the greatest Contract Bridge player in Europe ...—Lt. Col. H. M. Beasley, D.S.O., The Beasley Contract Bridge System
- Bridge, Nouvelle methode de nomination. Les jeux bicolores. Le Canapé, 1946
- Cent donnes extraordinaires: Bridge, 1953, co-author José Le Dentu
- Comment Gagner Au Bridge, 1959, co-author Pierre Jaïs
- L'Encyclopédie du bridge moderne, vol 1. 1957 and vol. 2 1968
- Le Bridge pour Tous, 1949, co-author Robert de Nexon, Publisher: A. Fayard, Paris, LC: 49052576
- Le Nouveau Bridge Pour Tous, 1958, co-authors Robert de Nexon and José Le Dentu
- Notre Methode de Bridge, 1936, co-author Robert de Nexon
- Nouveau Memento de Bridge en 100 Lecons: Encheres Naturelles, 1976, co-author José Le Dentu, Publisher: A. Fayard, Paris, ISBN 2-213-00396-3, LC: 77576798
- L'aristocratie du bridge, Pierre Jaïs, José Le Dentu, Alan Truscott, Paris, 1973, (editions Ballard)
- Manley, Brent, Editor; Horton, Mark, Co-Editor; Greenberg-Yarbro, Tracey, Co-Editor; Rigal, Barry, Co-Editor (2011). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge - Biographies and Results (compact disk) (7th ed.). Horn Lake, MS: American Contract Bridge League. p. 176. ISBN 978-0-939460-99-1.
- "Pierre Albarran". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
- Beasley, Lt. Col. H. M. (1935). The Beasley Contract Bridge System. London: Associated Newspapers Ltd. p. 10.
- Pierre Albarran international record at the World Bridge Federation.
- Profile at Sports Reference.com
- Pierre Albarran at Library of Congress Authorities, with 11 catalogue records (including 8 "from old catalog")