Originally posted by: "penarth"
In a number of recent games with stronger players I have thought things were going quite well and then they make an innocuous looking pawn move and I realised I was in trouble. Anybody else experienced this? It looks to me like stronger players know when to move their pawns to most effect and I guess the lesson to me is that I need to do similar if I want to improve.
More generally, what do you think you need to do to improve your game?