Aronian is in eighth place after the Saint Louis Rapids and Blitz. 

After nine rounds of rapid chess matches in the annual Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz chess tournament being held in the United States, Levon Aronian,

a former leader of the Armenian men's national chess team who now represents the United States, is in eighth place with eight points.

He currently represents the United States. The Armenian grandmaster finished the tournament with three draws,

one each against Leinier Dominguez (United States), Alireza Firouzja (France), and Ian Nepomniachtchi (Chinese) (Russia).

At this time, both Firouzja and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) are tied for first place, having accumulated 11 points each.

If you win by two points, you get three points, and if you tie, you get one point. The Grand Chess Tour is currently in its fourth round as it stops in Saint Louis for

the Rapid and Blitz competitions. This competition will include nine rounds of the quick game and then 18 rounds of the blitz game in total.

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