Magnus Carlsen has a three-game lead in the World Chess Championship final ©FIDE

Magnus Carlsen remains in command of the World Chess Championship final after game 10 was drawn in Dubai.

The encounter lasted 41 moves, but challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi was unable to achieve the advantage necessary to begin to claw his way back into the final.

Nepomniachtchi, playing under a Russian Chess Federation flag, now trails Norway's Carlsen 3.5-6.5.

With four games remaining, time is running out for Nepomniachtchi if he is to stage a remarkable comeback.

Carlsen is seeking to win the world title for the fifth time in succession, having held it since 2013.

The Norwegian had won two games in a row heading into today's contest.

Tomorrow is a rest day.