I don't know if this is the "real name" of this hitch or not, but it's useful anyway. It was taught to me at a BSA aquatics base, and I've found it useful a few times since then.

Basically, this is a hitch that allows you to snug up the loop against a pier or other post. At the same time, it is easily untied with a simple pull.

To tie, toss the rope around the post. On the loose end of the rope, form a loop. Push the attached end through the loop to form another loop. Finally, push a bight of the remaining loose end through the second loop. Pulling on the attached end will straighten it out, and the attached end can snug up against the post. The loose end can be undone by pulling on the very end.

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    /   _____   \
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 /   / ####### \   \
/   / ######### \   \  ______  ______
\   \ #########  \   \/      \/      \
 \   \ #######    \  /   __  /   __   \
  \   \ #####      \/   /  \/   /  \   \
   \   \_________  /   /\  /   /\  /   /
    \            \/   /  \/   /  \/   /
     \_________   \  /\   \  /\  /   /
               \   \/  \   \/  \/   /
               /\   \  /\   \  /   /\
              /  \   \/  \   \/   /  \
             /   /\  /   /\   \  /\   \
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              loose |     /       /
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