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Matthew Stevens's Biography

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Matthew Stevens was born on in Carmarthen on 11 September 1977 and turned snooker professional in 1994. Stevens has failed to convert consistently excellent snooker into victories in ranking events.

In 2000, Matthew Stevens narrowly lost out to fellow Welshman Mark Williams in the World Championship final. Eventually going down 16-18.

After Peter Ebdon sent Matthew Stevens out in the semi-final of the World Snooker Championships in 2002, in a nail-biting contest that went right down to the wire, Ebdon commented:

"I'd just like to say that Matt is an outstanding player. I'd love to see him in the final. He's one of the nicest guys on the tour and it's a shame there had to be a loser today."

In 2003, Matthew Stevens broke his duck in ranking events, with victory in the Travis Perkins UK Championship, defeating Stephen Hendry 10-8 in the final.

In spite of his lack of top tournament victories, Matthew Stevens has an excellent record at the Crucible. A record which continued in the 2005 World Championships, yet once again he fell at the final hurdle, losing in the final to qualifier, Shaun Murphy, 16-18.

Like a lot of his fellow professional snooker players Matthew Stevens has been seen on television turning his hand to poker, and played well.

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