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Last Updated: Sunday, 1 May, 2005, 18:10 GMT 19:10 UK
World Snooker final photos
Matthew Stevens and Shaun Murphy prepare for the start of the World Championship final at The Crucible
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Matthew Stevens and Shaun Murphy prepare for the start of the World Championship final at The Crucible
Stevens and Murphy inspect the white ball
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Murphy takes a close opening frame but the players are unhappy with the cue ball and it is changed
Matthew Stevens using the rest
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Stevens settles into his rhythm quicker and rattles in breaks of 54 and 60 to take the next two frames
Shaun Murphy levels at the mid-session interval
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Murphy, ranked 48 in the world, edges a scrappy fourth with a fluke on the pink to level at the mid-session interval
Stevens consults with the referee
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Stevens is more relaxed after the break and takes the next two frames to move into a 4-2 lead
Murphy loses the first two frames of the evening session
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Murphy misses a great opportunity to take the ninth frame and also loses the 10th to fall 7-3 behind
Matthew Stevens
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Stevens responds with breaks of 80 and 86 and takes a nervy final frame of the day to lead 10-6 overnight
Shaun Murphy
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But Murphy begins the final day well and wins three of the first four frames of the session to cut the deficit to 11-9
Shaun Murphy
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Murphy notches a 137 break to make it 11-10 and then levels the match after Stevens misses the blue in the 22nd frame
Matthew Stevens
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Stevens is 20 points down in the following frame but wins it to lead 12-11 at the end of the afternoon session
Shaun Murphy
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Murphy shows no sign of nerves in the evening session - he wins five out of seven frames to lead 16-14
Stevens looks concerned
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Stevens looks concerned - but he steadies his play to win the next two frames and level at 16-16
Shaun Murphy
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But Murphy's nerve seems unbreakable and he wins the next two frames to become world champion
Shaun Murphy
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Murphy holds aloft the trophy after winning the 2005 World Snooker Championship

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