Pierre Albarran was not considered at the top tier of French tennis players in 1920, but he did play on the 1921 Davis Cup team for France. He was became much better known as a contract bridge player. At that game, he was French champion 19 times and played in 32 international matches for France. For many years, he organized and directed the annual bridge tournament held in Monte Carlo, and placed 2nd in the event in 1955. Albarran pioneered the canapé bidding system. He was a columnist on bridge for several French newspapers and authored several books on bridge. Albarran was a professor of urology at the medical faculty of the Université de Paris.